The Bears must take to heart the whole "set the bar, don't wait for somebody else to do it for you", because they have inked another draft pick.
The Bears have signed fifth round draft pick Kevin Payne. The safety out of Louisiana Monroe, like 3rd rounder Garrett Wolfe, signed a 4 year deal.
Chicago was the first team in the league last year to have all its draft choices under contract, with director of player contracts Cliff Stein finishing all seven of the Bears' rookie deals three weeks before the start of training camp. The task will be a little more difficult this year. The Bears had nine selections last month, two more than in 2006. And unlike a year ago, when Chicago didn't have a No. 1 selection, there is a first-round pick, University of Miami tight end Greg Olsen, to sign.