The Chicago Bears have announced the signing of Undrafted Free Agent (UFA) Texas State offensive lineman Adrian Bellard a day before the team is scheduled to begin their annual rookie mini-camp.
The addition of Bellard required a corresponding roster move to maintain the 90 man off-season limit. Chicago released DB Anthony Jefferson. Jefferson joined the Bears in 2015, but never saw regular season action.
According to Bellard's Texas State bio, he received multiple awards including:
• 2015 All-Sun Belt Conference Third-Team selection by Phil Steele publications
• 2015 Honorable Mention All-Sun Belt Conference selection
• 2015 Texas State John O'Hara Memorial Offensive Lineman of the Year.
• 2014 All-Sun Belt Conference Second Team
• 2014 Texas State John O'Hara Memorial Offensive Lineman of the Year.
• 2013 Texas State John O'Hara Memorial Offensive Lineman of the Year
• 2013 Jim Bob Helduser Award winner as Texas State Most Improved Offensive Player in the spring
He was also named 2015 Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference First Team by SBC Coaches and selected media.
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