The Bears introduce a quartet of players on Friday afternoon

The Bears introduce a quartet of players on Friday afternoon

Halas Hall was a busy place on Friday. General manager Ryan Pace explained his plans for the Bears while briefly talking about his new additions in front of the media crew.

In this order: wide receiver Markus Wheaton, tight end Dion Sims, safety Quintin Demps, quarterback Mike Glennon, the four new faces talked one by one about their excitement to be a member of the Bears.

They all mentioned they heard good things about Pace and that head coach John Fox laid out the plans straight up for them prior to signing.

Markus Wheaton

Wheaton talked about his road to recovery from surgery on his torn right labrum four months ago. He pressed the fact that he doesn’t want to be labeled instead he wants to make plays and score long touchdowns for this team.

Pace says he likes Wheaton’s makeup and toughness and called him a guy who can really run. The 26-year-old earned a two-year deal.

Dion Sims

Then it was Sims, who was rather shy with the media but mentioned a fresh start as a big reason why he came to Chicago. Also, being wanted factored heavily into his move.

Pace talked about Sims being a well-rounded player and a guy who will fill the Y-tight end spot as an in-line blocker. Sims signed a three-year, $18 million deal ($10 million guaranteed).

Quintin Demps

The veteran of the day, Demps came to the podium with confidence and swagger about him. The 31-year-old said the Bears wanted him and his leadership on the back end. He’s battled adversity throughout his career but has finally cashed in on a chance and is determined.

Demps already has talked to former Bears safeties Ryan Mundy and Antrel Rolle and he is tight with the longest tenured Bear, Sherrick McManis. Pace called him, a calming veteran presence. Demps signed a three-year, $13.5 million deal.

Mike Glennon

Last but not least, it was time for the biggest signing of them all in Glennon. The quarterback who hasn’t started a game in over two and a half years displayed his smarts with the media. He says he fully expects to win a lot of games with the Bears and be here for a long time.

Glennon also says he went with his gut when choosing the Bears and talked to a lot of people around the league about the franchise. Interestingly enough, Eddie Royal and Glennon have been friends for over 15 years. He earned a three-year, $45 million deal ($18.5 million guaranteed).

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