Bears Sign P Filip Filipovic

Brad Maynard has been one of the better punters in the NFL his entire career in Chicago, but he's going to have to compete for his job once again. Joel Stelly was already added to the roster after Super Bowl XLI, and the Bears brought in yet another specialist on Monday. Filip Filipovic is the newest Monster of the Midway after signing a one-year contract.

Per the Bears:

The Chicago Bears signed punter Filip Filipovic to a one-year contract today. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The South Dakota University product spent the 2002 season with the Dallas Cowboys appearing in nine games while averaging 40.6 gross yards on 65 punts for 2,640 yards with a net average of 31.5 yards. The Belgrade, Serbia native also spent time with the San Francisco 49ers, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and Houston Texans although he did not appear in a regular season game with any of those teams.

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