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Now the real fun begins for the Chicago Bears...

Bears general manager Ryan Pace at training camp in 2018
Photo by: Lester A. Wiltfong Jr. of Serena V Photography

The Chicago Bears have a long way to go before their 90-man offseason roster is filled out, and that means we should expect a slew of undrafted free agents to make their way to Hallas Hall. Bears’ general manager Ryan Pace said he expects them to add between 18 to 20 UDFAs once the draft ends.

One thing to keep in mind, the UDFA market is a hectic time and it’s common for players and agents to tweet out things before it’s official. Teams can swoop in and offer more bonus money or a better opportunity, which can pry a player away from a verbal agreement.

Until the teams actually sign the player to a contract, anything can happen.

The Bears will likely look to add a kicker, some pass rush help, more defensive backs, a tight end or two, some offensive linemen, maybe a nose tackle, and more to compete and join the 2019 Bears rookie class.

For those wanting a recap, here’s how the Bears 2019 class shapes up.

  • 1st Round: Khalil Mack, OLB
  • 2nd Round: Anthony Miller, WR
  • 3rd Round: David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State
  • 4th Round: Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia
  • 6th Round: Duke Shelley, CB, Kansas State
  • 7th Round: Kerrith Whyte Jr., RB, FAU
  • 7th Round: Stephen Denmark, CB, Valdosta St

We’ll try and keep this tracker updated as news and rumors start to leak out, but if you see anything be sure to share the Tweet in the comment section too.

- Some of the players reported on below may only be rookie camp invites -

2019 Bears UDFA Tracker

Offense

Emanuel Hall, (6’2”, 201), WR, Missouri (link) Another speedster with a 4.39 40

Thomas Ives (6’5”, 215), WR, Colgate (link) A 4.48 in the 40 at his pro day

Ian Bunting (6’7”, 255), TE, University of California (link) Former Michigan TE who transferred to Cal - I guess he likes dark blue and gold - EJ

Dax Raymond (6’5”, 255), TE, Utah State (link)

Ellis Richardson (6’3”, 240), TE, Georgia Southern (link)

Alex Bars (6’6”, 312), OG, Notre Dame (link) Injuries hurt Bars’ draft stock

Blake Blackmar (6’5”, 326), OG, Baylor (link)

Marquez Tucker (6’1”, 300), OG, Utah (link)

Joe Lowery (6’7”, 305), OL, Ohio University (link)

Sam Mustipher (6’3”, 306), C, Notre Dame (link)

Defense

Mathieu Betts (6’3”, 250), DL, Laval Rouge et Or of U Sports (link)

Jonathan Harris (6’4”, 285), DL, Lindenwood (link)

Lawrence Marshall (6’4”, 285), DL, Michigan (link)

Dylan Carroll (6’5”, 245), DE, Grand Valley State (link)

Chuck Harris (6’3”, 265), DE, Buffalo (link)

Clifton Duck (5’10”, 170), CB, Appalachian State (link)

Adarius Pickett (5’, 11”, 198), DB, UCLA (link)

Joshua Simmons (6’3”, 205), DB, Limestone College (link) - Has familiarity with Mike Furrey, who was Limestone’s head coach for two years ~ Sam Householder

Jordan Powell (6’1”, 190), S, Widener University (link)

Darius Williams (6’0”, 195), DB, Colorado State-Pueblo (link) Now New Orleans bound (link)

Special Teams

John Baron II (5’11”, 190), K, SDSU (link) Baron was 17 of 22 on field goals with a long of 54 (5 of 5 beyond 50)

John Wirtel (6’3”, 216), LS, Kansas (link)

Bears Rookie Camp Invites

Offense

Chris James (5’10”, 222), RB, Wisconsin (link)

Spencer Schnell (5’9”, 190), WR, Illinois State (link)

Ron’quavion Tarver (6’3”, 216), WR, Utah State (link) He popped more than once on the Darwin Thompson film I watched - made my notes by making big catches in traffic - EJ

Joe Walker (6’3”, 205), WR, Delaware (link) Played QB until 2018 when he moved to WR

Tommy Doles (6’4”, 292), OL, Northwestern (link)

Defense

Quentin Moon (6’2”, 232), LB, Western Illinois (link)

Zuril Hendrick (6’1”, 188), CB, Edinboro (link)

Malik Davis (6’2”, 187), DB, Austin Peay (link)

Doyin Jibowu (6’2”, 200), DB, Fort Hays State (link)

Special Teams

Casey Bednarski (6’1”, 215), K/P, Minnesota State-Mankato (link) ~ 55/71 on FGs and averaged 40 yards per punt the past two years ~ Sam Householder

Emmit Carpenter (6’, 200), K, Minnesota (link) He was 17 of 23 on FGs with a long of 53

Alex Kjellsten (5’9”, 175), P, McNeese State (link)