Bears to sign DL Idonije to extension

Updated: May 29, 2009, 6:09 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The Chicago Bears reached a two-year contract extension with defensive lineman Israel Idonije, the team announced Friday.

According to a source, Idonije received a deal worth $7 million in new money. The team guaranteed $3 million of the contract. Idonije is now signed through 2011.

Idonije appeared in all 16 games (three starts) for the Bears in 2008, posting career highs with 28 tackles (18 solo) and 3.5 sacks. The 6-for-6, 297-pound player out of Manitoba added ...

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