Bears sign CFL star CB Tre Roberson, per report

By Matt Johnson
Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears defense might be even stronger in 2020 after the team reportedly beat out multiple suitors to sign cornerback Tre Roberson.

Robertson, a star in the Canadian Football League, is expected to sign one of the largest CFL-to-NFL contracts ever, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. While terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, Roberson’s contract is expected to finish just behind Cameron Wake’s record $4.9 million deal when he signed with the Miami Dolphins out of the CFL in 2009.

Roberson first appeared in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings from 2016-’17, but he remained on the team’s practice squad for two seasons. He signed with the Calgary Stampeders in 2018 and won a championship in his first season.

The 27-year-old emerged as one of the league’s best cornerbacks during the 2019 season with seven interceptions and two touchdowns. He was named to the CFL’s All-Star team and caught the eye of multiple NFL teams this offseason. Roberson will compete for a spot in Chicago’s secondary this summer.