The Chicago Bears have announced the signing of eleven undrafted free agents, which leaves three open spots on their 90-man offseason roster. They released one player yesterday, tight end Dax Raymond, and they added John Jenkins today, so they could still tinker with the roster a bit more before they begin any on-field activities.
Here are the 11 UDFA Bears;
Dieter Eiselen, Yale guard (6’4”, 310) - The Stellenbosch, South Africa native is a former rugby player and weightlifter with only six years of football experience. He helped Yale to two Ivy League championships while being named a three-time All-Ivy League honoree.
Napoleon Maxwell, Florida International running back (6’, 215) - In 4 seasons as a Panther the 6’, 215 pounder ran for 2,090 yards (5.3ypc), with 22 touchdowns, 30 receptions for 233 yards. He played as a true freshman in 2014, but missed the 2015 and 2016 seasons with an injury.
Artavis Pierce, Oregon State running back (5’11”, 208) - During his four year career he ran for 2,127 yards with 5.8 yards per carry, and he caught 74 passes for 578 yards. Teammates with current Bears running back Ryan Nall in 2016 and 2017.
Badara Traore, LSU tackle (6’7”, 320) - Traore was the number one JUCO tackle prospect before signing with the Tigers in 2018. He started 5 of the 26 games he played in for LSU and he has experience at both tackle spots.
Ahmad Wagner, Kentucky receiver (6’5”, 234) - He only caught 15 balls for 254 yards in the Wildcats’ run oriented offense, and he also played in 96 games (with 25 starts) for the Iowa Hawkeyes basketball team before transferring to Kentucky to play football. Also interesting to note the the Bears list him at wide out and not tight end.
Lee Autry, Mississippi State defensive tackle (6’2”, 305) - He was one of the top JUCO defensive tackle prospects in the nation in 2016. He started all 4 games he played as a senior, but missed most of the season due to a violation of team rules.
Keandre Jones, Maryland linebacker (6’3”, 220) - The team captain started all 12 games in 2019 after transferring from Ohio State and he was named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten selection. He had 74 tackles, and he led the Terps with 15 tackles for loss, seven sacks, and three forced fumbles.
LaCale London, Western Illinois linebacker (6’5”, 280) - The Peoria native was named honorable mention All-Missouri Valley Conference last season. He started all 12 games and he picked up 45 tackles, 4 sacks, 9.5 tackles for loss, and three forced fumbles.
Ledarius Mack, Buffalo linebacker (6’1”, 240) - Our Lead Draft Analyst Jacob Infante gave us a nice scouting report and film breakdown of Khalil’s younger brother in this article right here.
Trevon McSwain, Duke defensive tackle (6’6”, 285) - During his 4 year Duke career he compiled 103 tackles, 14 TFL, 8.5 sacks, and 6 forced fumbles. He started 18 games the last two years.
Rashad Smith, Florida Atlantic linebacker (6’1”, 220) - Highly productive during his career with 302 tackles, 31 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, 6 interceptions, 6 fumble recoveries, and 2 forced fumbles.
All heights and weights from the Bears