The Bears are re-signing receiver and kick returner Deonte Thompson, sources confirmed Tuesday.
The 28-year-old led the league with 35 kick return attempts last season, totaling 804 yards with a long of 64 yards. He contributed when the Bears needed help with their wide receiver depth, too, appearing in all 16 games. He caught a career-high 22 balls for a career-best 249 yards and twotouchdowns.
He is expected to be one of many competitors for the kickoff returnerand speedy fourth or fifth receiver jobs. The Bears signed Rams running back Benny Cunningham for that role late Tuesday.