In this edition of Bears Bites, we take a look at where a former Chicago Bears wide receiver landed, what role running back Ka’Deem Carey will be taking on with the team, and what the Bears expect out of Shea McClellin this season.
-We start out with news out of Cleveland, as former Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett inked a deal with the Browns. Miles Austin, formerly of the Dallas Cowboys, also signed with the team. [Chicago Tribune]
-Ka’Deem Carey, the Bears’ fourth round selection in last week’s NFL Draft, will be looking at embracing his role as Matt Forte’s understudy during his rookie season with the team. [Chicago Sun-Times]
-How did the Bears fare during the draft? Dan Durkin checks in with his answers and his trademark detailed analysis. [CBS Chicago]
-Defensive tackle Will Sutton, whom the Bears took in the third round of the draft, battled some weight issues in college, and according to John Mullin, the Bears may not be the best team to help him get back on the right track. [CSN Chicago]
-Mock drafts are hysterically unreliable (editorial note: we only got five picks correct in ours, but we also predicted that the Bills would trade up for a WR and the Browns would trade up to take Johnny Manziel), but there are already some pundits unveiling their 2015 selections. [Daily Herald]
-The Bears will be moving Shea McClellin back to the linebacker position in the 2014 season, and according to GM Phil Emery, the team will “need more” from him if he is going to remain a member of the Bears. [ESPN Chicago]
-Earlier this week, Browns owner Jimmy Haslem said that Manziel needs to act like a back-up quarterback. In the eyes of former NFL coach Herm Edwards, that is an insulting thing to say to a quarterback who is going to be looked at as a potential franchise savior for the long-suffering fans of the team. [Shutdown Corner]