Earlier this week the Chicago Bears signed their second Wyoming Cowboy by adding former Philadelphia Eagle Chris Prosinski to the roster. Prosinski, who was cut from the Jacksonville Jaguars last season and was promptly signed by the Philadelphia Eagles. This past offseason Prosinski was cut by the Eagles, and after a few weeks of unemployment the Buffalo, Wyoming native is back in the NFL with the Chicago Bears. The Bears, who seem to be in the middle of a fire sale, signed Prosinski. He should immediately see action with the special teams unit. Prosinski played in eight games last year but still managed to finish fourth in the NFL in special teams tackles.
Joining Chris Prosinski in Chicago is former defensive tackle Mitch Unrein. The Denver Broncos let Unrein walk in the offseason, who signed with the rival San Diego Chargers. The Chargers cut Unrein to make room for a tight end and was re-employed days later by the Bears. Unrein was signed last Friday by the Bears and was playing two days later. He figures to be in the regular rotation at defensive tackle for the already thin Bears.
If you remember back to the 2009 New Mexico Bowl the Wyoming defense, led by Unrein and Prosinski, rose up to stop Fresno State’s Ryan Mathews on the one yard line to seal a Cowboy victory. The victory was the first bowl game win for the Cowboys since 2004.