Earlier today it leaked out that the Chicago Bears signed 2nd round pick Cody Whitehair, but just moments ago the Bears put out a press release that they've actually signed seven of their nine draft picks along with ten undrafted free agents.
The only draft picks yet to sign are 1st rounder Leonard Floyd (OLB) and 3rd rounder Jonathan Bullard (DL). With the rookie deals nearly pre-structured, the Bears should have these last two locked up soon.
Here's a list of the Bears draft picks that are officially signed.
2nd Round - OL Cody Whitehair
4th Round - LB Nick Kwiatkoski
4th Round - DB Deon Bush
4th Round - DB Deiondre' Hall
5th Round - RB Jordan Howard
6th Round - DB DeAndre Houston-Carson
7th Round - WR Daniel Braverman
Standard length of contract for 2nd - 7th round picks is four years.
And here's the the UDFAs the Bears announced as signed.
Ben Braunecker, TE, Harvard
Dan Buchholz, OL, Duquesne
Taveze Calhoun, DB, Mississippi State
Don Cherry, LB, Villanova
Derek Keaton, WR, Georgia Southern
John Kling, OL, Buffalo
Roy Robertson-Harris, LB, UTEP
Joseph Sommers, TE, Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Darrin Peterson, WR, Liberty
Kevin Peterson, CB, Oklahoma State
EDIT (5/12/16): The Bears also signed Adrian Bellard, OL, Texas State
The first eight were reported on Friday, with the two Petersons as recent confirmations.
The Bears also announced that their roster is at the current max of 90. Once Floyd and Bullard are inked, two Bears will need to be waived.
Rookie minicamp starts on Friday.
In salary cap news...
Figuring in the eventual deals for all rookies and Hoyer, by my count, the #Bears currently have approximately $22.3M in free cap space.— dan durkin (@djdurkin) May 9, 2016
Also in case you missed it, ex-Bears offensive lineman Matt Slauson has signed with the San Diego Chargers. It is expected they will play him at center.
And here are the contract specifics for some of the rookies.
Contract for #Bears 6th round pick DeAndre Houston-Carson (CB William & Mary) 4 years worth $2,480,944 with signing bonus of $140,944.— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) May 9, 2016
Contract for #Bears 4th round pick Deon Bush (S Miami) 4 years worth $2,866,216 with signing bonus of $526,216.— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) May 9, 2016
Contract for #Bears 7th round pick Daniel Braverman (WR Western Michigan) 4 years worth $2,419,396 with signing bonus of $79,396.— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) May 9, 2016