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Live from Halas Hall: Bears to sign Northwestern WR Eric Peterman to deal

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UPDATED TO CORRECT OUR ERROR The Bears drafted two three wide receivers on Sunday, grabbing Oklahoma's Juaquin Iglesias in the third round, Abilene Christian's Johnny Knox in the fifth round and Pitt's Derek Kinder in the seventh round, and a league source tells the Sun-Times that Northwestern's Eric Peterman will sign a free-agent deal.

Peterman ran a sub-4.5 40-yard dash in his pro day at school.

Peterman had seven catches for 83 yards in the Alamo Bowl loss to Missouri and eight catches for 111 yards in the regular-season finale vs. Illinois. He finished his senior season with 59 catches, 737 yards and six touchdowns.

The key for him to make an NFL roster, though, is going to be his versatility. He will need to stand out as a receiver and excel on special teams.

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Brad, bears drafted 3 wrs today. They got Kinder with their 2nd 7th rd pick. Just thought you should know that.

I think Brad meant "healthy" WR's.

I think Iglesis is going to be a Slot guy, he does not fit at Split End and I know there not moving Hester, so he will compete with Bennett and Davis for the slot position. Maybe not but Iglesis does not do well when playing on the LOS. Knox will take over kick return duties and let Manning focus on Nickle, I can't believe I just said a guy needs to focus on playing nickle. The other two I could care less about.

Eric Peterman is very athletic and should have been drafted, one of the most agile receivers ive seen last year.

. His stats suffered because Northwestern's quarterback had a weak arm and they ran a weird version of the spread where most of the throws were behind the line of scrimmage or 5 yards away, he had to get pretty much of all of his yards after the catch. Look up his youtube highlights.

I doubt Lovie Smith will give him a fair chance though

I love this signing. He's really athletic and a smart player too. He used to be a QB in HS and if I'm not mistaken threw a TD this year on a flea flicker play. Maybe the Bears are interested in a little 'Wildcat' offense (pun intended).

I love this signing. He's really athletic and a smart player too. He used to be a QB in HS and if I'm not mistaken threw a TD this year on a flea flicker play. Maybe the Bears are interested in a little 'Wildcat' offense (pun intended).

A great signing. I am from Peterman's home town. I watched him play QB in high school,win a state championship. I Watched him play in college. Can't help but feel he could be a receiver much like Wes Welker. Smart,Good hands,Fast and a "go to" possession receiver. Way to go Bears!

Peterman is as quality a person as you will find. Speed and good route running will surprise many. HS coach quoted as saying he is better suited for sundays than saturdays. He was QB for SHG in spfld, Il.

Mike mis-spook. Eric Peterman never won a state championship. While the team came very close during his junior year against Joliet-Catholic, SHG took second place. His senior year SHG lost to Jacksonville early in the playoffs. Eric graduated in May of 2005 and that fall SHG's first state title was won.

I remember seeing him in high school, was funny watching this really fat special teams coach telling this kid how to run faster.LOL

Peterman never played for Coach T, he started at SHG after Peterman graduated...who by the way probably has forgotten more about football than you'll ever know, not to mention is one of the most friendly/popular coaches in the area if not state.

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