Former Arizona Cardinals OL Earl Watford signs with Bears
Apr 3, 2018, 11:09 AM | Updated: 12:38 pm
(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
A member of the 2017 Arizona Cardinals O-Line is heading to the midwest.
Free agent Earl Watford has reached a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears, the team announced Tuesday.
The lineman took time to thank the Cardinals organization and its fans as well.
Much love @AZCardinals for the last 5 yrs. The opportunity given 2 me by Bidwill, Keim & BA that resulted n lots of Wins, Memories & Lifelong friendships. An incredible fanbase tht was supportive thru it all. Cant 4get the UK support as well! AZ will always be a home 2 me. ThankU
— Earl Watford (@EWatts78) April 3, 2018
The terms of the one-year deal were not disclosed.
Watford started 22 out of the 42 games he played in over the span of four seasons with Arizona.
In 2017, he made nine starts, playing a total of 10 games after numerous injuries hit the O-Line.
Watford’s departure doesn’t come as much surprise after the Cardinals solidified their O-Line during the offseason, adding Justin Pugh and Andre Smith in March.