Bears sign four players, release two vets

LB Dom DeCicco (Jonathan Daniel/Getty)

The Chicago Bears have signed four tryout players from this weekend and released two veterans from the roster.

LAKE FOREST, IL — The Chicago Bears signed WR Demetrius Fields, DT Corvey Irvin and DT Christian Tupou (two-poe) and agreed to terms with CB Maurice Jones today. All four had tryouts during the Bears minicamp this past weekend. The Bears also released LB Dom DeCicco and CB LeQuan Lewis.

The 6-0, 210-pound Fields is a rookie out of Northwestern University who hauled in 114 receptions for 1,203 yards (10.6 ypr) and seven touchdowns in 52 career games with 36 starts over four seasons (2009-12) for the Wildcats.

Irvin has appeared in 18 games over three seasons with the Carolina Panthers (2010), Jacksonville Jaguars (2011) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2012) after being selected by Carolina in the third round (93rd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. The 6-2, 295-pounder recorded 11 tackles during that time.

The 6-2, 290-pound Tupou is a first-year player out of USC who went undrafted and unsigned in 2012. He appeared in 41 games with 32 starts over five seasons (2007-11) for the Trojans, recording 53 tackles and seven tackles for losses.

The 5-9, 193-pound Jones is a rookie out of Temple University, appearing in 46 games with 12 starts over four seasons (2009-12) with the Owls, recording 105 tackles (83 solo), six tackles for losses, one interception and six pass break-ups.


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