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First-round pick Floyd agrees to deal

The Bears on Friday agreed to terms with first-round draft pick Leonard Floyd on a four-year contract with a fifth-year option.


Bears first-round draft pick Leonard Floyd runs through a drill at a recent practice.

The Bears traded up two spots to select the 6-6, 240-pound outside linebacker with the ninth overall pick.

Floyd appeared in 38 games with 32 starts over three seasons at Georgia, recording 184 tackles, 28.5 tackles-for-loss and 17 sacks.

Floyd played one year at Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia before enrolling at Georgia in 2013. After starting eight of 13 games as a freshman, he was voted the Bulldogs' defensive MVP as a sophomore in 2014 when he registered 55 tackles, 8.5 tackles-for-loss and six sacks.

Last season Floyd led Georgia in sacks for the third straight year with 4.5 and tied for the team lead with 10.5 tackles-for-loss.

The Bears have now agreed to terms with eight of their nine draft picks, with only third round defensive end Jonathan Bullard remaining unsigned.

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