The Chicago Bears annually sign their rookie draft class before any other NFL team. This year has been no different.
The team announced Tuesday that second-round defensive tackle Ego Ferguson, fourth-round running back Ka'Deem Carey, sixth-round punter Pat O'Donnell and seventh-round tackle Charles Leno Jr. have agreed to four-year contracts. That brings the total number of Bears players in the fold to six; fourth-round safety Brock Vereen and sixth-round quarterback David Fales came to terms on Monday.
Carey is one of the more intriguing third-day picks in the league. As a strong inside runner with soft hands, he has a lot of great traits as a running back without anything standing out. That was the same scouting report we heard about Matt Forte when he was coming out of Tulane. Carey has a chance to be one of the most intriguing backup running backs in the league for an already-loaded Bears offense.
Bears GM Phil Emery makes the rest of the league look like a bunch of slackers.