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Bears sign heir to soccer royalty

Receiver Jester Weah is the nephew of George Weah, the former FIFA Player of the Year and Ballon D’Or winner.

The Bears signed receiver Jester Weah to a reserve/futures deal.
The Bears signed receiver Jester Weah to a reserve/futures deal.
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The Bears signed receivers Reggie Davis and Jester Weah to reserve/future contracts Friday.

Weah joins the Bears after brief stints with the Texans and Washington. The 6-3, 209-pounder played collegiately at Pittsburgh, where he totaled 77 catches for 1,566 yards. He went undrafted in 2018.

Weah is an heir to soccer royalty. His uncle is George Weah, a former FIFA player of the year and Ballon D’Or winner.

Among the greatest soccer players of all time, Weah parlayed his popularity into a stint as a senator in his native Liberia. In 2018, he became president of Liberia.

George’s son Tim plays for the U.S. national team.

Davis spent the season on the Bears’ practice squad before being put on injured reserve last month.