CHICAGO -- Former San Diego Chargers tight end Brandon Manumaleuna confirmed he has agreed to terms on a five-year contract with the Bears.
The 30-year-old veteran, who played for Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz in St. Louis, is known primarily for his blocking ability.
"[Reuniting with Martz] was a big reason," Manumaleuna said on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000. "I'm familiar with coach [Lovie] Smith. It just seemed like a good fit.
"I just know [Smith] as a good guy, real knowledgeable about the game. So far he's been pretty successful."
Adding another tight end to the mix may force the Bears to trim a member of the current group. However, Desmond Clark will pick up a $475,000 bonus for being on the 80-man roster Friday, so if the Bears were going to release Clark, it stands to reason the move would have occurred before the start of the new league year.