By Anthony Caruso III
The Chicago Bears have signed defensive back Brandon Boykin and wide receiver B.J. Daniels. They’ve also declared Pernell McPhee, Amini Silatolu and Marquess Wilson as active/PUP.
Boykin comes to the Bears after spending last season with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was signed by the Carolina Panthers earlier this off-season, before being released.
He originally signed with the Panthers in March. Then two months later, he was released as the team looked to create room for six rookie tryout signings.
After being drafted in the fourth-round in the 2012 NFL Draft, he has 131 tackles, eight interceptions — including one returned for a touchdown, 37 pass breakups, two sacks, two tackles for a loss, five forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
In 2013, when he was a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, he had six interceptions, which was tied for second in the league behind Seattle Seahawks superstar corner Richard Sherman.
Daniels comes to the team after splitting last season with the Seattle Seahawks and the Houston Texans. During the past three seasons, he’s played in eight games.
He played for the San Francisco 49ers (2013), Seahawks (2013-15) and the Texans (2015). He was previously signed by the New York Giants this off-season, before being released.
The converted quarterback was signed by the Giants in May.
He was a member of the Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII championship team. He was the backup quarterback to Russell Wilson and Tarvaris Jackson.
He had two receptions for 18 yards and six rushes for six yards. Daniels also completed one-of-two passes for seven yards.