April 20, 2024

The Bears bolstered their secondary by agreeing to phrases with security Jonathan Owens on a two-year contract, pending a bodily.

Owens, 28, has appeared in 48 NFL video games with 30 begins over 5 NFL seasons with the Texans (2019-22) and Packers (2023), registering 227 tackles, one interception, eight cross breakups, two tackles-for-loss and a couple of.0 sacks.

The St. Louis native entered the NFL in 2018 with the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent from Missouri Western State, however he missed his complete rookie yr with an damage he sustained through the offseason.

Owens signed with the Texans Sept. 30, 2019, and spent a lot of the season on Houston’s observe squad, showing in a single recreation. After taking part in sparingly in 2020-21, the 5-11, 210-pounder appeared in all 17 video games in 2022, recording a career-high 125 tackles, 4 cross breakups and 1.0 sack.

Owens signed with the Packers final Could and performed in all 17 video games with 11 begins. He compiled 84 tackles, three cross breakups, two tackles-for-loss, one pressured fumble and one fumble restoration that he returned 27 yards for his first profession landing in a 29-22 win over the Lions in Detroit.

Owens is married to Simone Biles, essentially the most adorned American gymnast in historical past having received seven Olympic medals—together with 4 golds—and eight U.S. Gymnastics titles.

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Joseph Phillips is the Sports activities Editor for the Chicago Crusader Newspaper. He’s a Chicago native, who has been a sports activities author for over 17 years. He additionally hosts the SC Media Information and Sports activities Community Q&A radio present on WHPK 88.5 FM Chicago.