Fantuz Flakes is the cereal in Canada named for wide receiver Andy Fantuz, but he's happy to leave endorsements behind for a shot to make the Bears.

The 27-year-old wide receiver signed a reserve/futures contract Friday, putting him in the mix for training camp and giving the team something it doesn't have other than tight end Greg Olsen a big target.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Fantuz caught 87 passes for 1,380 yards and six touchdowns this past season for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and was the first Canadian-born player to lead the league in receiving since 1995.

"It was a tough decision," Fantuz said. "I had a great thing going. In sports and in any business you want to reach the top level. If you reach it, you want to find a bigger business. It has been a dream for me growing up in an Americanized community where we watched more NFL than CFL to reach the NFL."
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