Free-agent defensive tackle Stephen Paea will be leaving the Chicago Bears after spending the first four seasons of his career there, and he announced that he will join the Washington Redskins.
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Paea registered a career-high six sacks in his final season with the Bears, and he will help beef up a Redskins defensive line that needs to improve its pass rush.
The Redskins tied for 21st in sacks with 36 last season, but the addition of Paea should take pressure off of defensive end Jason Hatcher.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported on Paea signing with the Redskins on Twitter.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2015