(WTVO/WQRF) — The Bears already have a new-look running back position with the offseason additions of Mike Davis, David Montgomery and Kerrith Whyte Jr., and now you can add Josh Caldwell to that list.
The Bears signed Caldwell Monday. He was released by the Chiefs a week ago. Caldwell was An undrafted rookie free agent out oF Northwest Missouri State. He made an impression on the Chiefs’ coaching staff with his play during training camp and in the Chiefs’ first preseason game against the Bengals. In that game he ripped off a 47 yard run and he had a four-yard touchdown run.
“When Josh Caldwell came here, he came to our local day, I really liked him,” said Chiefs’ running backs coach Deland McCullough to reporters in Kansas City after Caldwell was released. “He came into our rookie minicamp, slid him in as a fullback, but I used him as halfback. I said, ‘Man, this guy can play.’ So after he got released from the rookie minicamp, I emailed all of the running back coaches in the NFL and said, ‘Hey. I don’t know what you guys are doing with minicamp, but this is a guy y’all should take a look at.’
“And then luckily, what? Four, five weeks later, we had an opportunity to bring him back and just give him an opportunity. The guy can play, so we’ll see what happens with him, but I’ve always been a fan of Josh Caldwell.”
Caldwell started his college career at Missouri Western State University. He transferred his senior year to Nothwest Missouri STate. He rushed for 830 yards and 11 touchdowns his senior year.