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Bears agree to terms with four picks

Posted May 13, 2014

The Bears on Tuesday agreed to four-year contracts with two more of their draft picks, fourth-round running back Ka'Deem Carey and seventh-round tackle Charles Leno Jr.

The Bears on Tuesday agreed to four-year contracts with four more of their draft pick: second-round defensive tackle Ego Ferguson, fourth-round running back Ka'Deem Carey, sixth-round punter Pat O'Donnell and seventh-round tackle Charles Leno Jr.

Ka'Deem Carey
After spending his first two seasons at LSU backing up Eagles' 2013 third-round pick Bennie Logan, Ferguson started the first 12 games last year, compiling 58 tackles, 3.5 tackles-for-loss and one sack.

Carey was ultra-productive in three seasons at Arizona, where he became the school's all-time leader in rushing yards (4,239), rushing touchdowns (48) and all-purpose yards (5,483). The 5-10, 207-pounder was a consensus All-America selection each of his final two years.

In his first full season as a starter in 2012, Carey led the FBS in rushing with a school-record 1,929 yards and 23 touchdowns on 303 carries while also catching 36 passes for 303 yards and 1 TD. He set a Pac-12 rushing record with 366 yards while scoring five TDs against Colorado.

Last season Carey appeared in 12 games with 11 starts, rushing for 1,885 yards and 19 TDs on 349 carries while catching 26 passes for 173 yards and one TD. He rushed for at least 100 yards in each of his final 16 games at Arizona, dating back to 2012, the longest streak in Pac-12 history.

O'Donnell set a school-record at Miami last season with a 47.1-yard gross average. He spent the previous four years at Cincinnati, redshirting after suffering an injury as a true freshman in 2009. O'Donnell was the only punter selected in the 2014 draft.

O'Donnell possesses rare size and strength for a punter. Standing 6-4 and weighing 220 pounds, he did 23 reps of 225 pounds at the NFL Combine—more than six tight ends, 19 running backs, 21 defensive linemen and all 37 wide receivers.

At Boise State, Leno started all 13 games at right tackle in 2011 and all 26 contests at left tackle in 2012-13. The 6-3, 302-pounder was selected first-team All-Mountain West as a senior.

The Bears have reached contract agreements with four of their eight draft picks after coming to terms with fourth-round safety Brock Vereen and sixth-round quarterback David Fales Monday.

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