Bears add safety Ryan Mundy

New York Giants free safety Ryan Mundy started nine games for the Giants last season. Mundy signed a two-year deal, with the Bears. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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The Bears have a new safety, Ryan Mundy, who started nine games for the Giants last season. Mundy signed a two-year deal, the team announced.

Last season, Mundy had 70 tackles, four of them going for a loss. He also had an interception and two passes defensed.

Prior to joining the Giants, Mundy spent four seasons with the Steelers, appearing in 64 games as a key special-teams contributor. He has 64 tackles on special teams, which are tied for third in the league since ’09.

Mundy has not missed a game in his NFL career. Last year, he was Pro Football Focus’ 37th-ranked safety. Quarterbacks had a 113.1 rating when throwing at Mundy by PFF’s metrics. He had only five missed tackles.

With Major Wright not expected to return and Craig Steltz a free agent, Mundy is — right now — the top option to start at safety. Chris Conte will have to compete to keep his starting job, and the Bears certainly aren’t done adding at the position.

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