Josh Bellamy
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the New York Jets are adding a Bears receiver, Josh Bellamy, to complement newcomer Jamison Crowder and add depth to the unit.

Geoff Magliocchetti

As the NFL’s legal tampering period continues, the New York Jets are set to add Chicago Bears receiver Josh Bellamy to their arsenal. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Bellamy will likely sign a two-year deal worth $7 million at most, with $2.75 million guaranteed.

The Jets will be Bellamy’s fourth team as he prepares to enter his eighth season of NFL service. Entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2012, Bellamy appeared in regular season games with Kansas City and Washington, mostly on special teams, before joining the Bears in 2014. After a year spent mostly on the practice squad, Bellamy went on to appear in all but two games with the Bears over the next four seasons.

He’d earn 76 receptions for 999 yards and five touchdowns with the Bears. That tally includes 14 grabs, including one score, for 117 yards last season. He had a career-high 376 yards on 24 catches in 2017.

Including free agents, Bellamy becomes the longest-tenured NFL receiver on the Jets roster if one discounts primary returner Andre Roberts. The Jets also added former Redskins receiver Jamison Crowder during Monday’s legal tampering.

The Bears, ironically, are welcoming a former Jet. As reported by NFL Network’s Mike Garofolo, Chicago is set to welcome in New York defender Buster Skrine. All deals will become official when the league new year begins on Wednesday afternoon.

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