New Chicago Bears wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni will team up with one of his former Tennessee players during training camp this summer.
According to a release from the team, the Bears have signed former Tennessee WR Alton “Pig” Howard.
To make room for the ex-Volunteer, the Bears waived rookie K Andy Phillips, an undrafted free agent out of Utah:
Roster move: We have waived rookie K Andy Phillips and signed undrafted rookie WR Alton Howard. pic.twitter.com/frIt7Avvry
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) August 7, 2017
Howard’s Tennessee career was full of ups and downs, as he took a leave of absence from the team in 2014 and was dismissed in 2015 for a violation of team rules.
When he was on the field, though, he was productive, catching 99 passes for 1,014 yards and four touchdowns and adding two more scores in the running game.
Whether or not he makes the Bears’ final roster remains to be seen, but at least he now has the NFL chance he’s been looking for.