LAKE FOREST, Ill. - The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with free-agent centre Brian de la Puente.
De la Puente played for New Orleans for the past three seasons, starting 44 of 48 games. He also made four post-season starts with the Saints.
The 6-foot-3, 306-pound de la Puente played his college ball at California.
The Bears announced the deal on Sunday.