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Report: Chicago Bears sign former Lions WR Breshad Perriman

Perriman didn’t last long as a free agent.

Detroit Lions Training Camp Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images

Breshad Perriman didn’t last long in free agency, and he won’t have travel far from Detroit. Just a couple of days after being released by Lions among their final roster cuts, Perriman has signed with the Chicago Bears, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Perriman signed a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Lions this offseason, which included $2 million in guarantees. Perriman entered training camp as the Lions’ presumed No. 2 receiver opposite Tyrell Williams. Unfortunately, Perriman failed to make much of an impression over the next month. A hip injury sidelined him in the middle of camp, and when he returned, he had lost a spot in the starting lineup to Kalif Raymond.

With just a couple of weeks to win a spot back, Perriman failed to make a splash in practice and the preseason. In the team’s final exhibition game against the Indianapolis Colts, Perriman was targeted three times. He dropped two of those attempts and caught the third for just 6 yards.

Perriman will join a Chicago Bears receiving group that features Allen Robinson, Marquise Goodwin, Darnell Mooney, Damiere Byrd, and Rodney Adams.

Meanwhile the Lions added two new receivers to their own group. They traded for Trinity Benson on Tuesday and added Khadarel Hodge via the waiver wire on Wednesday. Those two will join Williams, Raymond, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Quintez Cephus and Tom Kennedy.