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Roster Moves: Bears ink 15 undrafted rookie free agents


The Bears on Thursday announced the signings of 15 undrafted rookie free agents. Here's a capsule look at all of them:

Hawaii offensive lineman Dejon Allen (6-3, 290)

Durable four-year starter at Hawaii who played guard his first two seasons before moving to left tackle prior to junior year. Last season opened 11 of 12 games at left tackle and was named first-team All-Mountain West. Scored the highest offensive grade on the line (92.8 percent) and did not allow a sack in drop-back situations for the second straight year. Finished Hawaii career with 49 starts in 50 games. Grew up in Compton, Calif.

Bucknell defensive lineman Abdullah Anderson (6-4, 295)

Four-year starter and three-time All-Patriot League first team selection. Was named conference's defensive player of the year last season after recording 42 tackles, 2.5 sacks, nine tackles-for-loss, two fumble recoveries and one interception while starting all 10 games played. Served as a team captain last season. Appeared in 43 career games, registering 171 tackles, 15.5 sacks, 33.5 tackles-for-loss, two fumble recoveries and one interception.

Indiana defensive back Rashard Fant (5-10, 180)

Indiana's all-time leader with 53 pass breakups. Appeared in 49 games with 36 starts over four seasons, compiling 132 tackles, five interceptions, five tackles-for-loss and three fumble recoveries. Last season was named second-team All-Big Ten after collecting 24 tackles, one interception, nine pass breakups, 2.5 tackles-for-loss and one fumble recovery while starting all 11 games he played. Led the Big Ten with 22 pass breakups in 2015 and 17 in 2016.

Kentucky receiver Garrett Johnson (5-11, 175)

Productive four-year contributor at Kentucky, where he caught 22 passes for 271 yards and two touchdowns in 2014, 46-694-2 in 2015, 39-585-5 in 2016 and 46-500-2 in 2017. Led the Wildcats in receptions each of the last two years and topped the team in yards in 2015. Set a Kentucky freshman record in 2014 with 154 yards—including touchdowns of 60 and 33 yards—against Florida. Nickname is "Juice." Grew up in Florida.

Dubuque cornerback Michael Joseph (6-1, 187)

Chicago-area native who grew up in Oswego. Hardly played football in high school, recording a total of nine tackles as a reserve. Was named first-team All-Iowa Conference each of the last three years at Dubuque. Last season was voted the conference's defensive player of the year after he recorded 56 tackles and eight interceptions. Also returned a kickoff for a touchdown. Participated in the Senior Bowl and the NFL Combine.

**Notre Dame linebacker Nyles Morgan (6-1, 238)

The 2018 class of undrafted free agents signing with the Bears. Not including LB Elijah Norris, DL Abdullah Anderson, and DL Cavon Walker.


Two-year starter at Notre Dame who is recovering from Jan. 9 shoulder surgery. Last season he recorded 92 tackles, 1.5 sacks, seven tackles-for-loss and one forced fumble despite playing through painful shoulder injury. Led Notre Dame with 90 tackles and added four sacks as a junior in 2016. Chicago area native who attended Crete Monee High School.

Oregon State running back Ryan Nall (6-2, 232)

Can play running back or fullback. Rushed for 2,216 yards and 24 touchdowns while appearing in 32 games with 19 starts at Oregon State. Had nine 100-yard games and is only player in school history with three rushes of at least 75 yards. Also caught 56 passes for 563 yards and four TDs. Was a three-time Pac-12 All-Academic selection.

Shepherd linebacker Elijah Norris (6-4, 220)

Was named second-team All-MEC last season after registering 44 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 11 tackles-for-loss, one interception and one forced fumble while starting in all 11 games. Played at Connecticut in 2012 and 2013 before transferring to Shepherd.

TCU safety Nick Orr (5-10, 187)

Three-year starter at TCU. Last season he was named first-team All-Big 12 after compiling 66 tackles, three interceptions and three tackles-for-loss while appearing in all 14 games with 13 starts. Was voted second-team All-Big 12 as a junior in 2016 after amassing 86 tackles and four interceptions.

West Georgia receiver Shaq Roland (6-2, 170)

Resumed football career at West Georgia last year after three-year hiatus. Was named South Carolina's top high school player in 2011 before enrolling at the University of South Carolina, where he played three seasons and caught 56 passes for 891 yards and 10 touchdowns. Left the school following the 2014 season, transferring to Prairie A&M in Texas and then Winston-Salem State. But did not play football again until he went to West Georgia.

Old Dominion defensive end Bunmi Rotimi (6-4, 275)

Three-year starter at Old Dominion. Was a Conference USA honorable mention selection for second year in a row last season after compiling 29 tackles, 5.5 sacks and seven tackles-for-loss while playing in nine games with seven starts. In 2016, started all 13 games at defensive end after playing tackle his first two seasons. Had 44 tackles, seven sacks and 10 tackles-for-loss.

LSU cornerback Kevin Toliver II (6-2, 192)

Played in 31 games with 18 starts over three seasons at LSU, where he amassed 84 tackles and two interceptions. Last season as a junior he appeared in 12 games with five starts, collecting 28 tackles, one interception and one sack. Is considered a big, physical cornerback who arrived at LSU as five-star recruit.

Notre Dame linebacker Andrew Trumbetti (6-4, 263)

Appeared in 43 games at Notre Dame, recording 90 tackles, 2.5 sacks and one interception—which he returned 28 yards for a touchdown. Last season he played in 13 contests and registered 28 tackles. Grew up in New Jersey.

Maryland defensive lineman Cavon Walker (6-2, 278)

Last season he appeared in all 12 games with 11 starts, compiling 38 tackles and six tackles-for-loss. Played in 13 games with three starts as a junior in 2016, amassing 30 tackles, 3.5 sacks and 8.5 tackles-for-loss. Grew up in Washington DC.

Pittsburgh punter Ryan Winslow (6-5, 217)

Appeared in 51 games over four seasons at Pittsburgh, averaging 42.1 yards on 226 punts. Was named first-team All-ACC last year after leading conference in punting with 44.5-yard average. Is working on his Master's degree at Pittsburgh.

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