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Bears Sign Top Receiver Engram

April 16, 1999

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) _ Bobby Engram, who led Chicago with a career-high 64 catches for 987 yards and five touchdowns, right guard Chris Villarrial and running back James Allen, signed one-year contracts with the Bears on Friday.

Engram and Villarrial, who started all 16 games last season, were both restricted free agents and signed deals worth $934,000.

Allen, an exclusive free agent, rushed for 167 yards in his NFL start and finished third on the team with 270 yards. The terms of his deal were not disclosed.

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