The Bears brought their off-season roster to just one player below the 90-man limit on Friday, adding offensive tackle Cory Brandon and cornerback Cornelius Brown. Terms were not disclosed.
Brandon (24) began his NFL career as an undrafted free agent in 2011, signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of Oklahoma.
At 6-7, 324-pounds, Brandon has yet to appear in a regular season NFL game but played every preseason contest with the Bucs before being waived on September 3, 2011.
Brown (24) also made his NFL start as an undrafted free agent with—who else?—the Chicago Bears in 2010. He came out of the University of Texas-El Paso.
The Bears waived Brown following the 2010 preseason. He ultimately signed on with the Colts’ practice squad.
At 5-11, 198-pounds, Brown was elevated to Indy’s active roster in November of 2010, appearing in 10 games and gathering 16 tackles plus three passes defensed.
He also returned five kickoffs for 102 yards (20.4 ypr). Brown was released by the Colts during the 2011 preseason.