The Chicago Bears continued Thursday with their free-agent flurry, agreeing to terms with receiver and special teamer Domenik Hixon on a one-year contract, the team announced.

He will participate in the upcoming competition to return kicks for the Bears, as the club seeks to replace Devin Hester.

"We’re certainly going to give him an opportunity to return some kicks in practice and see what it looks like in the preseason," general manager Phil Emery said in a teleconference Thursday.

Emery added: "We’re bringing him in to compete, to find a spot on the roster. Obviously we like his size. Huge hands, great straight-line speed. He has been a good teams player. He has returned kicks.