Monday news and tidbits

April 27th, 2009 - 6:26 pm

Here’s a head-scratcher: it turns out that the Bears did draft San Diego State’s Lance Louis in the seventh round with the intention of him playing tight end, and not guard. That’s a bit confounding because I feel Kellen Davis is a solid player with soft hands and good special teams ability. But, I guess there’s nothing wrong with adding depth and creating competition for training camp.

Another disconcerting bit of news is that Oregon State’s Al Afalava, whom the Bears drafted in Round 6 on Sunday, is actually a strong safety and not a free safety, as was reported on NFL.com. The Bears are in need of a free safety more than a strong one.

The Bears signed nine rookie free agents today. They include:

Woodny Turenne, CB, Louisville
Johan Asiata, Guard, UNLV
Dennis Conley, Guard Hampton
Dahna Deleston, Safety, UConn
Tyrell Fenroy, Running back, LA – Lafayette
Kevin Malast, Linebacker, Rutgers
Eric Peterman, Wide receiver, Northwestern
Mike Rivera, Linebacker, Kansas
Will Ta’ufo’ou, Fullback, Cal