Bears sign linebacker Kasim Edebali

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Kasim Edebali tackles Mike Glennon during the 2017 preseason. | Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The Bears signed outside linebacker Kasim Edebali after a successful tryout at the team’s mandatory minicamp that ended Thursday. They added linebacker Josh Woods, another tryout player, and cut defensive back Tyrin Holloway and receiver Shaq Roland.

Edebali totaled eight sacks from 2014-16 with the Saints, signing as an undrafted free agent when Bears GM Ryan Pace was a deputy.

Edebali bounced around with four different teams last season. He opened the season with the Broncos then was claimed off waivers by the Lions in November. A month later the Rams claimed him off waivers, then the Saints claimed him off waivers again a week later. Overall, he appeared in 13 regular season games and recorded one tackle.

The Bears had signed Holloway and Roland as undrafted free agents last month.

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