Bears Make Roster Moves After Mini-Camp

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The Bears completed their first rookie mini-camp of the season this past weekend and were impressed enough with a few players to make some corresponding roster moves. I’ll be breaking down the roster moves below.

In the past few years the Bears have found some useful players in their mini-camps, like NT Terry Williams last year and KR/RB Senorise Perry the year before that. It has yet to be seen if they will get any value from this year’s mini-camp rookies, but the fact that they liked four of them is a promising sign.

I covered the Bears roster moves in the week plus since the draft, but they made a few more today which I’ll break down below with brief scouting reports on the new Bears and obituaries of the players released.

Bears Signings:

DE Kenton Adeyemi, UConn (6’4 | 291 | 4.84) – My favorite of the Bears four mini-camp signings. Adeyemi got a late start to football, not playing until his senior year of high school and as of his sophomore year at UConn was a 260 pounds DE, who managed by add 30 pounds of muscle without losing much quickness.

Adeyemi showed considerable improvement over the last two seasons and put up 59 tackles, 9.5 TFLs, and 3 sacks over the last two years as a 5-tech for the Huskies. I thought he had a chance to get drafted late on day-3 based on his potential and improved performance last season.

With the Bears thin at the 5-tech position, a guy with Adeyemi’s growth potential, size, and work ethic is a prime practice squad candidate. He played the 5-tech position throughout rookie camp and clearly showed the Bears brass enough to earn a spot as a developmental defensive end.

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