(CBS) The Bears have signed free agent defensive end Willie Young to a three-year deal, the team announced Thursday. It contract is worth $9 million deal, according to USA Today’s Tom Pelissero, and the guaranteed money is $3.95 million.

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The 28-year-old Young had 29 tackles and three sacks while starting 15 games for the Lions last season. He figures to be the other starting bookend on the Bears’ defensive line opposite of Lamarr Houston, who the Bears signed on Tuesday.