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Roster Moves: Bears agree to terms with nine undrafted rookie free agents


The Bears have agreed to terms with nine undrafted free agents ahead of the start of rookie minicamp Thursday. Learn more about each player below:

Appeared in 58 games with 25 starts over six seasons at Kentucky, catching 26 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns … Recorded a career-long 33-yard reception last season versus Alabama … Selected to play in the Hula Bowl … Attended Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, the same school that produced former Bears receiver Tom Waddle … Was a member of the Improv Club in high school … Comes from a family of athletes as father played football at Indiana, mother played volleyball at Morehead State, brother, Doug, played tight end at Toledo, sister, Morgan played lacrosse at Cincinnati and grandfather, Gene Neff, played basketball at Kentucky under coach Adolph Rupp in the 1950s … Graduated in August 2022 with a degree in consumer economics and family financial counseling … Earned a second degree in communication in December 2023.

Started every game in four seasons at UBC at right tackle … Became the third player and first offensive lineman to win back-to-back J.P. Metras Trophies as Canada's best down lineman … Was named First-Team All-Canadian each of the past two seasons … Was the only Canadian to play in the East-West Shrine Bowl in Las Vegas following the 2022 season … Was chosen by the BC Lions in the second round of the 2024 CFL Draft … Was born in Toronto and grew up in Vancouver.

Appeared in a UCLA-record 57 games the past five seasons, registering 135 tackles, 8.0 sacks, 23.0 tackles-for-loss, one interception, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble … Moved from safety to linebacker during fall camp as a freshman … Also lined up as an edge rusher and was a consistent special teams contributor … Attended Golden Valley High School and Bakersfield High School in California, where he played offense, defense and returned kicks ... Earned multiple letters in high school in basketball and track and field.

Played in 46 games the past five seasons at Rutgers (2019-21) and James Madison (2022-23), recording 98 tackles, 14.0 sacks and 28.0 tackles-for-loss … Was selected First-Team All-Sun Belt last year after starting all 13 games at either defensive tackle or end and compiling 60 tackles, 11.0 sacks, 20.5 tackles-for-loss, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery … Won JMU's John David Krause Memorial Award for spirit and determination … Arrived at Rutgers as a defensive end who switched to defensive tackle when Greg Schiano was hired as coach in 2020 … Appeared in 23 games at Rutgers, registering 17 tackles, 0.5 sack and 2.5 tackles-for-loss … Was named Academic All-Big Ten in 2021 … Attended Charles Herbert Flowers High School in Maryland, where he produced 27 sacks and three forced fumbles as a senior … Graduated from Rutgers with a bachelor's degree in labor studies and employment relations and is pursuing a postgraduate certificate in cyber intelligence.

Appeared in 63 games the past five seasons at Louisiana, catching 140 passes for 1,737 yards and 11 touchdowns … Last year he had 30 receptions for a career-high 468 yards and four TDs … Was a two-time All-District prep receiver at Catholic High of New Iberia in Louisiana … Helped high school team win its first state championship as a junior … Also punted in high school.

Played in 42 games the last five seasons at Illinois, registering 159 tackles, 10.0 sacks, 23 tackles-for-loss, six pass breakups, two interceptions and one forced fumble … Last year as a junior he started all 10 games he played, recording 49 tackles, 1.5 sacks and four tackles-for-loss … Was on preseason watch lists for the Bednarik, Lombardi, Outland and Nagurski Trophies … Was named Illinois' Howard Griffith Impact Player in 2022 … Led Belleville West High School's basketball team to two Illinois State championships … Did not play football in high school until his junior year.

Posted a 38-15 record as a starter over four seasons at West Florida (2019 and 2021) and Western Kentucky (2022-23), passing for 14,488 yards with 138 touchdowns and 36 interceptions and rushing for 636 yards and 20 TDs on 220 carries … Began his college career in 2018, redshirting at Southern Illinois … In 2019, he transferred to West Florida and led the Argonauts to the Division II national championship, passing for 4,084 yards with 40 TDs and 11 interceptions … Sat out the 2020 season due to COVID concerns … Was voted Conference USA Newcomer of the Year and chosen Second-Team all-conference at Western Kentucky in 2022 after throwing for 4,744 yards and 40 touchdowns and rushing for 224 yards and eight TDs on 91 carries … Worked out with Bears' No. 1 pick Caleb Williams in Florida leading up to the draft.

Played in 60 games the past five seasons at Troy, registering 181 tackles, nine interceptions—including three he returned for touchdowns—42 pass breakups, 9.0 tackles-for-loss and 2.5 sacks … Last year he was named First-Team All-Sun Belt for the second straight season after producing 50 tackles, career-high and conference-leading four interceptions and 14 pass breakups … On first play of 2023 campaign, he returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown … Recorded seven interceptions and 22 pass breakups in his final two college seasons … Boasts second highest career Pro Football Focus grade of any cornerback in the 2024 draft class … Playing at Austin High School in Alabama, he was a two-time First-Team All-State selection.

Appeared in 42 games the past five seasons at Howard, rushing for 1,154 yards and 14 touchdowns on 177 carries, catching 23 passes for 234 yards and one TD and averaging 25.4 yards on 52 kickoff returns with three TDs, one in each of the last three seasons … Contributed primarily on special teams as a freshman in 2019 and played in just two games in 2020 due to the COVID-shortened season … Last three years he rushed for 443, 316 and 380 yards … Attended St. Thomas Catholic High School in Houston, where he rushed for more than 1,300 yards.

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