Chicago Bears Draft: Get to know the team’s offensive UDFAs

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The Chicago Bears were extremely active in the undrafted free agent market. Bears GM Ryan Pace stated the team intended to sign 19 UDFAs.

The Chicago Bears wasted no time after the NFL Draft was over in adding undrafted free agents. General Manager Ryan Pace stated that the team intended to sign approximately 19 UDFAs. Often these guys come in with the biggest chip on their shoulder because they feel disrespected for not being drafted.

Look all over the NFL and you will see solid undrafted free agent talent. Guys like Tony Romo, Antonio Gates, Arian Foster, Cameron Wake, Malcolm Butler, and Chris Harris Jr. were all passed up by NFL GM’s during the draft, but made a solid career for themselves as UDFA’s.

The Bears have several key guys on their current roster that went undrafted. Roy Robertson-Harris is perhaps the most notable, who played a hybrid OLB/DE position at UTEP. Once signed by the Bears, he added some weight to be a rotational defensive end.

As for the offensive side of the ball, Tanner Gentry went undrafted out of Wyoming. He developed some chemistry in the 2017 preseason with QB Mitchell Trubisky, but has not seen the field a lot. I mentioned yesterday that the Bears added John Baron II out of San Diego State University, so there are UDFAs everywhere on this team.

As for who the Bears signed on the offensive side of the ball, let’s get to know each guy.