Bears add CFL free-agent cornerback Tre Roberson

Roberson will have to earn any playing time he gets, though the Bears are not particularly deep at his position.

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Tre Roberson #31 of the Calgary Stampeders celebrates an interception against the Ottawa Redblacks during the second half of the Grey Cup at Commonwealth Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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The Bears are adding Calgary Stampeders Tre Roberson, the Canadian Football League cornerback confirmed Tuesday night. The deal is largest compensation package for a player to leave the CFL since the Dolphins paid Cameron Wake 11 years ago, according to ESPN.

Roberson played on the other side of the ball — quarterback — at Indiana and Illinois State. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Vikings in 2016, spending most of the year on their practice squad.

The Bears have veterans Kyle Fuller and Prince Amukamara under contract for next season, though they could part with the latter with minimal financial penalty. Roberson will have to earn any playing time he gets, though the Bears are not particularly deep at his position. Kevin Toliver replaced Amukamara when he was hurt late in the season. Buster Skrine is the Bears’ slot cornerback.

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