The Chicago Bears have filled their 53rd roster spot today.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bears?src=hash">#Bears</a> have signed rookie safety Shamiel Gary to 1-year contract.</p>— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChicagoBears/status/519882400390598656">October 8, 2014</a></blockquote>
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His signing was made necessary because of the 2nd concussion suffered by starting safety Chris Conte on Sunday and the lingering hamstring injury to Ahmad Dixon. If both Conte and Dixon are out for this Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons, then Gary will be the 4th safety up behind Ryan Mundy, Danny McCray and Brock Vereen.
At his Oklahoma State pro day, the 6' 210 pound Gary ran a 4.5 40 yard dash and he put up 22 reps of 225 on the bench. Gary was undrafted but he spent the preseason with the New England Patriots.
He spent his first two years of college at Wyoming before transferring to Oklahoma State for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. He decided to transfer so he would be closer to his grandmother, who was battling Alzheimer's disease.
Gary had 6 interceptions in his 4 year collegiate career with 311 tackles.
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