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Bears begin three-day rookie minicamp at Halas Hall


The Bears kicked off their rookie minicamp Thursday and are slated to conduct non-contact practices Friday and Saturday at Halas Hall.

A total of 43 prospects will participate: all five draft picks, nine undrafted free agents and two first-year Bears—as well as 23 unsigned rookies and four unsigned veterans taking part on a tryout basis, hoping to earn a contract. (Complete list is below.)

The players arrived Thursday, trickling into Halas Hall throughout the afternoon. They met with athletic trainers and the equipment and video staffs and posed for headshots.

Every player entered Halas Hall through a hallway that's lined with the names and numbers of the 14 players who have had their numbers retired by the Bears.

Here are the players who are slated to participate in the rookie minicamp:

Draft picks (5):

Undrafted free agents (9):

Bears first-year pros (2)

  • Douglas Coleman III, defensive back
  • Cameron Lyons, long-snapper

Unsigned veterans (4)

  • Parry Nickerson, defensive back
  • Josh Sokol, center
  • Freddie Swain, receiver
  • Tommy Sweetney, tight end

Unsigned rookies (23)

  • Brian Abraham, Albany linebacker
  • Noah Atagi, Weber State offensive tackle
  • T.D. Ayo-Durojaiye, Villanova running back
  • Travian Blaylock, Wisconsin defensive back
  • Russell Dandy, Eastern Illinois defensive back
  • Mark Ho Ching, Northern Arizona defensive tackle
  • John Jackson, USC receiver
  • Patrick Jolly, Abilene Christian defensive back
  • Leon Jones, Arkansas State defensive back
  • DaShaun Mallory, Arizona State defensive tackle
  • Samuel Matthews, Texas A&M safety
  • John McCartan, Oregon State defensive end
  • Rich Miller Jr., Kansas linebacker
  • Paul Moala, Georgia Tech linebacker
  • R.J. Mobley, Winston-Salem receiver
  • Decorian Patterson, Central Florida defensive back
  • Kendarin Ray, Tulsa defensive back
  • Marcus Rogers, Troy receiver
  • David Satkowski, Stonehill guard
  • Geor'quarius Spivey, Mississippi State tight end
  • Kameron Stutts, Auburn guard
  • Donald Ventrelli, North Dakota guard
  • Shelton Zeon, UNLV tight end

Take a look at Bears players, including rookies Caleb Williams and Rome Odunze, walking into Halas Hall for the start of rookie minicamp.

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