Chicago Bears sign free agent receiver Bennie Fowler

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CARSON, CA – OCTOBER 22: Bennie Fowler #16 of the Denver Broncos makes a catch during the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at the StubHub Center on October 22, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Chicago Bears have signed veteran free agent wide receiver Bennie Fowler to a one-year contract.

Fowler, a 6-1, 212-pounder, has spent the past three seasons with the Denver Broncos where he played in 45 games, including four starts last season, and caught 29 passes for 350 yards and three touchdowns.

For his career, he has 56 catches for 698 yards and five scores. He also caught two passes for 35 yards in the AFC Divisional playoff win vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers in January 2016 and caught the final two-point conversion pass from Peyton Manning in the Super Bowl 50 victory over the Carolina Panthers.

Fowler originally signed with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2014, spending his first season on the practice squad before moving up to the 53-man roster the past three seasons. He played collegiately at Michigan State University where he caught 77 passes for 1,146 yards and 10 touchdowns during his junior and senior seasons

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