The Chicago Bears signed linebacker Sam Acho to a one-year contract on Wednesday.
Acho, 26, spent the first four years of his career with the Arizona Cardinals, and last season compiled 31 tackles, one sack and one interception in 16 games.
A fourth-round pick in 2011 out of Texas, Acho has registered 124 tackles, 13 sacks and three interceptions in 51 career games (32 starts).
The Bears also signed cornerback Sherrick McManis to a one-year contract. McManis has appeared in 62 games with one start through five seasons with the Texans (2010-11) and Bears (2012-14).
>>Cowboys Restructure QB Romo's Deal
The Dallas Cowboys restructured quarterback Tony Romo's contract on Wednesday, freeing up roughly $13 million in cap space for this season.
The Cowboys did not have enough money last month to retain the services of 2014 NFL rushing champion DeMarco Murray. Chip Kelly's Philadelphia Eagles, who earlier traded LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills, swooped in and gave Murray a five-year, $42 million contract.
Romo indicated in a radio interview Tuesday he was going to restructure his contract and also said he was willing to take a pay cut so the team could re- sign Murray.
Romo was set to make a base salary of $17 million in 2015 and count an NFL- high $27.773 million against the salary cap. But the Cowboys lowered his base salary for 2015 down to about $1 million by converting the remaining $16 million owed to Romo into a signing bonus. Romo's cap hit will increase by about $3.2 million over the next four years.
Ironically, disgruntled Vikings running back Adrian Peterson -- rumored to be sought by Dallas and known to be unhappy with Minnesota -- is set to earn a base salary of $12.75 million this season.