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Bears Sign Draft Picks White and Goldman to Four-Year Deals



    Bears Sign Draft Picks White and Goldman to Four-Year Deals
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    Kevin White of the West Virginia Mountaineers holds up a jersey after being chosen #7 overall by the Chicago Bears during the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 30, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

    The Chicago Bears signed three of its six 2015 draft picks to contracts on Tuesday, and they kept the momentum going on Wednesday as they signed wide receiver Kevin White and defensive tackle Eddie Goldman to four year contracts.

    White, whom the Bears took with the seventh overall pick in the NFL Draft last week, also has a fifth year option on the contract that he signed, according to the team. White will be expected to make an impact immediately for the Bears, and give them a bona fide speed weapon on the outside and an option on short patterns underneath. He should pair well with Alshon Jeffery and help prevent defenses from simply deploying safeties over the top to help on vertical passes, a tactic that killed the Bears last season. 

    As for Goldman, he could end up being a star for the Bears as they make the switch to a 3-4 defense under Vic Fangio's direction. He is a big space eating tackle that is perfectly adept at playing the nose tackle position, and he could wind up being the starter in that spot over veteran Jeremiah Ratliff and second-year tackle Ego Ferguson.

    The signings leave only one 2015 draft pick without a contract, as third round selection Hroniss Graus still hasn't agreed to terms. Rookie mini-camp begins for the Bears on Friday at Halas Hall.