The Chicago Bears have been busy today. In addition to signing quarterback Nathan Peterman and wide receiver Tajae Sharpe, general manager Ryan Poles inked what may be one of the team’s most interesting free-agent signings so far: wide receiver Dante Pettis.
Pettis worked out of the Bears on Wednesday and it appeared his opportunity was lost after Chicago signed Sharpe to a one-year deal. But Poles clearly isn’t done leveling up the wide receiver room, and Pettis is more than just an afterthought signing.
The former 2018 second-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers flashed big-play ability during his rookie season but fell out of favor with coach Kyle Shanahan. In fact, it got so bad so quickly that the 49ers cut Pettis in November 2020. He was claimed by the New York Giants one day later.