The Chicago Bears are starting to hand out contract extensions to guys who they want to keep away from the market during the off-season.
Yesterday the Bears and kicker Robbie Gould agree’d on a contract extension that would keep him in Chicago until the 2017 season. Now they’ve locked up fullback Tony Fiammetta for a couple years after agreeing on a two year contract extension earlier today.
Bears have signed FB Tony Fiammetta to a two-year contract extension.
— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) December 28, 2013
Chicago has gone through a couple fullbacks over the last couple of years and haven’t been able to keep one in town ever since Jason McKie was released in 2009.
Fiammetta must have done enough to earn the extension as it was his first year with the Bears after previously playing with the Dallas Cowboys in 2011.
He was a teammate with Martellus Bennett there and spent two years with the Carolina Panthers before that. The 6’0 foot 250 pound linebacker has picked up 22 rushing yards and 34 receiving yards this year.
Fiammetta has helped move the chains a couple times but hasn’t been that much of an impact player. Tony will more than likely have a bigger role in the offense next year.