Bears sign safety Nolan

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears signed safety Troy Nolan on Wednesday to address depth issues at the position after starter Chris Conte suffered a hamstring injury Sunday during the team’s win over the Arizona Cardinals.

A four-year veteran, Nolan has played in 37 games, starting in seven of them for the Houston Texans (2009-12) and Miami Dolphins (2012).

The Bears cleared a roster spot for Nolan on Tuesday when they released second-year receiver Dane Sanzenbacher, who played in 20 games for the team.

A former seventh-round pick by the Texans out of Arizona State in 2009, Nolan played in seven games this season with one start for the Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins, and contributed five tackles.

Nolan has posted 73 career tackles, three interceptions, nine pass breakups, and 1.5 sacks to go with one fumble recovery.