The 2014 NFL Draft concluded just two days ago, but already the Chicago Bears have signed two players from their draft class.
The Bears announced on Monday night that Minnesota safety Brock Vereen and David Fales have agreed to four-year deals:
LM: #Bears agree to terms on 4-yr deals with 2 draft picks: 4th-round S Brock Vereen & 6th-round QB David Fales.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) May 13, 2014
As NFL Network's Albert Breer immediately pointed out, that makes the Bears the first team to sign draft picks from the 2014 class:
First ones >> RT @ChicagoBears: #Bears agree to terms on 4-yr deals with 2 draft picks: 4th-round S Brock Vereen & 6th-round QB David Fales.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) May 13, 2014
670 The Score's contract guru Dan Durkin estimated the financials on the contracts:
estimated #'s vereen's deal will be around $2.6M in total value with a $520K '14 cap hit, fales will be $2.3M with $450K '14 cap hit #bears
— dan durkin (@djdurkin) May 13, 2014
The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs added that agents said over the weekend that Bears salary cap wizard Cliff Stein was hoping to get draft picks deals done quickly, and so expect more of them to sign soon:
As agents said this weekend, Cliff Stein wanted to get contracts knocked out this week. Expect more soon.
— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) May 13, 2014
For much more on Vereen and Fales, read our reaction post to the Bears' day three picks (with videos and links to more articles about them).
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