SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 30: Robert Hughes #33 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Notre Dame Stadium on October 30, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. Tulsa defeated Notre Dame 28-27. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Robert Hughes
In the first official NFL transactions, the Bears signed 19 undrafted free agents to bolster the roster size and help throughout camp.
Undrafted free agent signings rarely get much attention because undrafted players generally serve as bodies in training camp and comprise the practice squad. However, the complete lack of actual NFL activity throughout the lockout makes us excited that the Bears will have some new blood. Undrafted free agents don't normally catch Jerry Angelo's eye.
It's also possible that some of these players could make an impact. Kurt Warner, Dick "Night Train" Lane and Warren Moon all entered the league as undrafted free agents.
With that in mind, let's take a look at some facts about these 19 young men who will, at the very least, will pick up a ton of Bears gear:
The next step in the Bears free agency madness will be to sign draft picks and start negotiating with free agents.
Contracts for free agents can be signed starting at 5 p.m. Friday.