Bellamy agreed to a two-year, $5 million contract with the Jets on Tuesday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. The two parties were close to a deal Monday, and the terms have officially been worked out. Bellamy made just 14 catches through 16 games with the Bears last season, and he'll have tough competition to exceed those number in 2019, especially after pass-catching back Le'Veon Bell signed with the Jets.
Bellamy is close to signing a contract with the Jets, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Bellamy saw limited work as the fourth receiver in Chicago in 2018, catching 14 of 25 targets for 117 yards and a touchdown. Perhaps the most value that the 29-year-old possesses is on special teams, as he played 274 snaps in that category last season. Bellamy likely won't provide any fantasy value in most formats, even with the switch in teams.
Bellamy caught one pass for two yards in the Bears' win over the Vikings on Sunday, and finished the season with 14 receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown. Aside from seeing work on special teams, Bellamy emerged as the Bears' fourth receiver, although that certainly wasn't a high-volume position. He's now an unrestricted free agent who will likely function in a similar role wherever he ends up signing.
Bellamy caught one pass for 18 yards in the Bears' Week 15 victory over the Packers. Due to his small role in the offense, in which he's caught a total of five passes over his last seven games, he won't be a recommended lineup option in the fantasy playoffs.
Bellamy was not targeted during Monday's 15-6 win over the Rams. Bellamy has now failed to garner a target in three of his last six games. Chicago's passing attack has been inconsistent overall in that span with two solid performances by backup Chase Daniel sandwiched between starter Mitchell Trubisky failing to top 170 yards in three of four games. Sunday brings a rematch against a Packers pass defense that flustered Trubisky and held Bellamy catchless in Week 1.
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