The Bears released a list of undrafted free agents they have signed to contracts:
OT Cody Balogh Montana
DB Trey Brown UCLA
DE Joe Clermond Pitt
DT David Faaeteete Oregon
WR Curtis Hamilton Western Kentucky
QB Caleb Hanie Colorado State
QB Nick Hill Southern Illinois
K Shane Longest St. Xavier
CB Leslie Majors Indiana
DE Nick Osborn San Diego State
We will have more on this soon.
Like most teams, the Bears put a premium on linemen when seeking undrafted free agents. They landed one offensive lineman in Montana's Cody Balogh, a 6-6, 305-pounder. General manager Jerry Angelo told Balogh's agent the Bears would have had him in on a pre-draft visit if they hadn't gotten on to him so late.
Oregon defensive tackle David Faaeteete is a college teammate of Matt Toeaina, and the Bears did bring Faaeteete in on a pre-draft visit.
Two defensive ends were signed in Joe Clermond of Pitt and Nick Osborn of San Diego State.
So the list from the team ties together the six names we came up with earlier. There will be a host of players in for tryouts over the weekend, too. In the past, they've been divided into two groups with some guys Friday-Saturday and others Saturday-Sunday. Illinois fullback Russ Weil is included on the tryout list.
We'll work to get some more information soon.