Chicago Bears Sign Three Rookies to 4-year Contracts
The Chicago Bears and chief contract negotiator Cliff Stein have gotten the reputation for being lightning quick in signing their rookies to contracts. With rookie minicamp less than a week away, Stein got to work and inked three Bears draft picks to 4-year contracts. It started with 6th rounder, offensive tackle Tayo Fabuluje, then 5th round selection safety Adrian Amos and 4th round pick running back Jeremy Langford fell in line.
Fabuluje is a developmental project at offensive tackle, selected in the 6th round out of TCU. If he can keep his weight under control, Fabuluje could compete for reps at right tackle. He’ll have company, as the Bears claimed former Broncos tackle Paul Cornick off waivers. Cornick started 6 games for the Broncos under head coach John Fox and offensive line coach Dave Magazu last season. Jordan Mills – take note. They’re coming for ya!
Safety Adrian Amos, selected in the 5th round out of Penn State will compete for snaps at free safety. He’s a converted cornerback, so he’s got some coverage skills. The knock on Amos is his tackling ability, something that John Fox and Vic Fangio will have to help him improve on that if he wants to play on Sundays.
Jeremy Langford, the 4th round selection out of Michigan State will vie for playing time supporting Matt Forte. The Bears invested a 4th round pick in Ka’Deem Carey last season, but Carey didn’t see the field much, so Ryan Pace chose to invest another draft pick in an understudy to Matt Forte, who enters the 2015 campaign in the last year of his contract.
If Stein holds true to form, you can expect the announcement of contracts for the Bears top three picks – wide receiver Kevin White, defensive tackle Eddie Goldman and center Hroniss Grasu – any minute now.