The Bears added a special-teams contributor on Tuesday, signing linebacker Jordan Senn to a one-year deal.
Senn, who will be 30 in June, spent the previous five seasons with the Panthers. He had four special-teams tackles last year and was the special teams captain in 2012.
In 2011, Senn had his most starting experience, playing in every game with seven starts. He had 71 tackles and one interception that year. Senn entered the NFL in 2008 and played two seasons for the Colts.
Senn likely will replace Blake Costanzo on the Bears’ special-teams units. Costanzo is a free agent.