The Chicago Bears signed an inside linebacker today, only it wasn’t t he one we were all expecting. It has been reported by numerous Bears’ beat writers that the team has signed undrafted rookie Ro’Derrick Hoskins, who was a three year starter for Florida State. At his March pro day, he checked in at 6’2”, 230 pounds, and he ran a 4.85 forty.
This addition was necessitated because the Bears are short at inside linebacker right now with rookie first round draft pick Roquan Smith unsigned, rookie fourth round pick Joel Iyiegbuniwe nursing a sore shoulder, and starter Danny Trevathan still out with a bad hamstring that was discovered on the first day of camp.
Veteran inside linebackers John Timu and Nick Kwiatkoski are still on the roster and have knowledge of the Vic Fangio system. The only other ILB in camp is Josh Woods, who I spotlighted last month.
To make room for Hoskins the Bears released rookie UDFA, offensive lineman Jeremi Hall.