Cliff Stein, the Chicago Bears’ vice president of football administration and chief contract negotiator, isn't known for hanging about when there's work to be done, and this year is no exception: the Bears have announced the signing of two of their six selections from the 2015 NFL draft - which only concluded on Saturday - with offensive tackle Tayo Fabuluje, taken in the sixth round (183rd overall pick) out of TCU, and safety Adrian Amos, taken in the 4th round (142nd overall), both agreeing to four-year contracts.
Not-Hub Fishbain reminds us how last year's rookie signings played out:
Bears rookie minicamp begins Fri. Last year, Cliff Stein had the whole draft class under contract by the day before it began. Fabuluje's 1st— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) May 5, 2015
Ravens reporter Aaron Wilson had details for Amos' contract:
Adrian Amos' deal worth $2.512 million, including $232,268 signing bonus— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) May 5, 2015
EDIT: Well, obviously Cliff Stein was going to get yet another of the draft class signed between me starting this post and actually getting it finished! Jeremy Langford was taken in the fourth round (106th overall).
#Bears have agreed to terms with rookie RB Jeremy Langford on a 4-year contract.— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) May 5, 2015
Three down, three to go.
In a separate roster development, the Bears claimed OT Paul Cornick off waivers from the Denver Broncos, where he appeared in twelve games last season (with six starts) as an extra tight end and right tackle. As another O-lineman having familiarity with head coach John Fox, offensive coordinator Adam Gase, and offensive line coach Dave Magazu - the Bears, as you'll recall, have already added center Will Montgomery - Adam L. Jahns thinks the 26 year-old, who entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the New York Jets, could be the main competition for Jordan Mills at the right tackle spot.
Is Jahns correct? Share any thoughts you may have in the comments.