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Bears beginning rookie minicamp at Halas Hall

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The Bears will kick off their rookie minicamp Friday with virtual meetings and the first of three non-contact practices at Halas Hall.

A total of 33 players are expected to be on hand: seven draft picks, 13 undrafted free agents, eight first-year pros and five unsigned veterans who will participate on a tryout basis.

The rookie minicamp will consist of practices Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The workouts are open to the media, but not the public. Coach Matt Nagy will participate virtually in the minicamp because he is a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

In past years, the Bears have invited 30-40 unsigned rookies to try out at the minicamp. But that's not the case this year due to COVID restrictions.

Here's a breakdown of the players who are slated to participate and the jersey numbers they've been assigned:

Draft picks (7)

1: Justin Fields, quarterback
24o: Khalil Herbert, running back
27: Thomas Graham Jr., cornerback
75: Larry Borom, tackle
76: Teven Jenkins, tackle
83: Dazz Newsome, receiver
95: Khyiris Tonga, nose tackle

Undrafted free agents (13)

6: Brian Johnson, kicker
24d: Dionte Ruffin, cornerback
37: CJ Marable, running back
49o: Scooter Harrington, tight end
49d: Charles Snowden, outside linebacker
62d: Thomas Schaffer, defensive lineman
62o: Gage Cervenka, guard
63o: Gunnar Vogel, tackle
69: Dareuan Parker, guard
72: Daniel Archibong, defensive tackle
78: Sam Kamara, defensive tackle
86: Khalil McClain, receiver
92: Caleb Johnson, linebacker

First-year pros (8)

19: Thomas Ives, receiver*
31: Tre Roberson, cornerback*
46: Rojesterman Farris, cornerback
53: Ledarius Mack, outside linebacker*
60o: Dieter Eiselen, guard*
60d: Michael Pinckney, linebacker
63d: LaCale London, defensive end*
82: Jester Weah, receiver

*Joined Bears prior to 2021

Unsigned veterans (5)

13: Chris Lacy, receiver
15: Kyle Sloter, quarterback
30: Tedric Thompson, safety
44: Michael Roberts, tight end
57: Peter Kalambayi, linebacker

Fields, Jenkins, Borom, Herbert, Newsome, Graham & Tonga. See photos of all the new Bears rookies selected in the 2021 NFL Draft.

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