One day after terminating the contract of wide receiver/return man Eric Weems, the Chicago Bears signed kick returner/punt returner Darius Reynaud on Monday, the team announced.
Cornerback Peyton Thompson and Reynaud both inked one-year contracts, while the Bears waived long snapper Chad Rempel and punter Tress Way.
Reynaud split last season between the Tennessee Titans (seven games) and New York Jets (two games). He returned a combined 18 kickoffs, gaining 430 yards (23.9-yard average), and 18 punts, producing 135 yards (7.5-yard average).
Over his career, which includes stints with the Minnesota Vikings (2008-09), New York Giants (2010), the Titans (2012-13) and the Jets (2013), Reynaud has 104 kickoff returns for 2,347 yards, a 22.6-yard average, and one touchdown. He has 102 punt returns for 985 yards, a 9.7-yard average, and two touchdowns.
Thompson is a veteran of the Atlanta Falcons' and Washington Redskins' practice squads, though he has no regular-season NFL experience. He signed with Atlanta in 2012 as an undrafted free agent from San Jose State.
Rempel played with five teams in the Canadian Football League from 2004-13 before signing with the Bears in April.
Way, a University of Oklahoma product, was in camp with the Bears both last year and this year.