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Chicago Bears sign RB Senorise Perry & FS Marcus Trice


The Bears invited 38 unsigned rookies to try-out at their mini-camp last weekend and two of the them were impressive enough to earn contracts. I covered the undrafted rookies that I thought had the best shot to stick around at each position and two of my favorites made it. Senorise Perry, a speedy running back out of Louisville, was signed Sunday after mini-camp and so was free safety Marcus Trice out of North Texas. I am bummed that TE Andre McDonald, SS Larry King, WR Diontae Spencer, and C FN Lutz III didn’t stick around, but Perry was my favorite unsigned rookie in camp and Trice wasn’t too far behind, so I can’t complain. For those of you that have been reading my mini-camp posts, the rest of this will be redundant, but here are my scouting reports on both players and some highlights.

RB Senorise Perry, Louisville (6’0, 206, 4,36 40-time) - I had Perry ranked right on the cusp of being drafted and as the 49th best available player after the draft. I’m surprised he didn’t get signed during the priority UDFA period, but that’s good news for the Bears. Perry is an NFL athlete; He ran a 4.36 40 at his pro day which was faster than any RB at the combine except Dri Archer, has a 37″ vertical leap (6th) and ran the 3-cone in 6.89 (6th). Perry also is a smooth receiver out of the backfield, a willing blocker, and a solid gunner on coverage teams. As a runner he has an explosive burst, elusiveness in the open field, and the long speed to break one. On the downside, he doesn’t have the strength to break tackles and is injury prone. Perry is faster and move explosive than any running back currently on the Bears roster and with his coverage experience on special teams, I think he has a chance to stick around as the Bears 3rd RB or at least on the practice squad.

FS Marcus Trice, North Texas (5’8, 193) - Transfer from Oklahoma who was an all-conference free safety as a senior at North Texas. Trice is short but a stocky 193 pounds. He is very quick with decent long speed (4.57) and very good ball skills (5 INTs, 9 PDs in 2013). He would be short for a safety in the pros, but has the skill-set to have a chance at free safety or as a slot corner. Trice is an aggressive tackler despite his small size (91 tackles) and packs a punch (3 forced fumbles). Trice’s size makes him a long-shot, but he’s a good football player and reminds me of Rams’ 2nd round pick LaMarcus Joyner.

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  • FJ doreza

    Absolutely, I love Perry, he has first round talent and with teams now rotating their RB’s he has low mileage even though coming off an injury. He is similar to Thomas and Damien Williams, the guy I thought the Bears should have picked up as a UFA, but Perry is faster. With a little more muscle and power he could be more effective at breaking tackles. He is all upside and the fact he can tackle kamikaze style as a gunner proves he’s a team player willing to win by any means, and Trice is a big player with a big character even though he’s Jenning sized. If he plays in the box and Brock in the passing zones, they could make a great duo eventually. Did they keep Abdul Smith? I hope so, but the signing of Jones and Lattimore did a lot for LB position which they should’ve, but didn’t, address in the draft. Kadeem Carey was a dominant All American that gained his yards the hard way by fighting for every foot and always playing like he’s got something to prove. Being taken in the 4th, when less productive and other OVER HYPED players that don’t deserve the attention, should give Ka Deem yet another HUGE chip on his shoulder as the ultimate motivation to prove himself in the NFL..unlike a certain other player who’s done nothing to be treated as the second coming of Tarkenton..I love Heisman winners. Will Sutton was a huge disappointment last year, and his slovenly physique left me praying that the Bears wouldn’t take that he’s back to his 290 dominating weight I have renewed confidence in Will being every bit as capable as Aaron Donald. If he and Ego can get leaner, getting rid of their fat and turning into Lamarr Houston, I would be very excited to see just how good they can be. After Mettenberger, Murray and Fales were my favorite QB’s, I had no interest in any of the supposed “top” QB’s..These 3 have the arm talent, great placement, timing, touch, poise, and leadership skills without the over bearing ego of McCarron. Fales is not just a backup QB in my mind, and I don’t think Trestman is telling us the whole story about the first QB that he can turn into his own Jedi. I will root for Cutler, but honestly, I don’t think he’s our Super Bowl QB..and quietly, I will want Fales to take over and show Cutler just how slow his progress is.