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Chiago Bears Sign Whitehair, 6 Other Draft Picks to Contracts

The Chicago Bears have agreed to contracts with seven of their nine NFL Draft picks, including offensive lineman Cody Whitehair



    Chiago Bears Sign Whitehair, 6 Other Draft Picks to Contracts
    A Chicago Bears graphic is displayed in Grant Park, at the entrance of the NFL Draft Town, prior to the start of the 2016 NFL Draft on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Kena Krutsinger/Getty Images)

    The Chicago Bears have wasted no time in getting their draft picks under contract, as the team announced that they have signed seven of the nine players they selected in the 2016 NFL Draft.

    Second round pick Cody Whitehair highlights the list of players as the Bears prepare for their rookie mini-camp this weekend. Fourth round picks Nick Kwiatkoski, Deon Bush, and Deoindre’ Hall all signed deals with the Bears, as did fifth-round pick Jordan Howard, sixth-round pick DeAndre Houston-Carson, and seventh-round pick Daniel Braverman.

    The only two players that haven’t signed contracts with the Bears are first round pick Leonard Floyd, whom the Bears traded up two spots to draft in the ninth overall position in the opening round, and third round pick Jonathan Bullard.

    Even if the players aren’t signed to deals before mini-camp begins, they will still be allowed to participate, according to NFL rules.

    The Bears also announced that they had signed 10 undrafted free agents to contracts. Here is the full list:

    Ben Braunecker, TE – Harvard

    Dan Buchholz, OL – Duquesne

    Taveze Calhoun, DB – Mississippi State

    Don Cherry, LB – Villanova

    Derek Keaton, WR – Georgia Southern

    John Kling, OL – Buffalo

    Darrin Peterson, WR – Liberty

    Kevin Peterson, CB – Oklahoma State

    Roy Robertson-Harris, LB – UTEP

    Joseph Sommers, TE – Wisconsin-Oshkosh