Meriweather agrees with Bears

It didn't take Brandon Meriweather long to find work. The Chicago Bears have agreed to sign the former Patriots safety, who was an unrestricted free agent after being released Saturday.

The Chicago Bears announced they have reached a one-year agreement with former New England Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather.

The Patriots cut Meriweather, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, on Saturday. New England drafted Meriweather in the first round from Miami in 2007. He has 224 tackles and 12 interceptions in 64 career games, including 40 starts.

Barring a Super Bowl encounter, the Patriots are not scheduled to meet the Bears during the 2011 season.