Bears sign punter Richmond McGee

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears have signed punter Richmond McGee to a two-year contract.

McGee spent parts of last season on Chicago's practice squad, and he was with the Bears during the offseason and 2009 preseason, averaging 36.3 yards on four punts while landing two inside the 20.

The Bears announced the move on Friday.

A member of Texas' 2005 national championship team, McGee entered the league as an undrafted free agent with Philadelphia in 2008. He could be in line to replace veteran Brad Maynard, who is due to become an unrestricted free agent.