The Bears continued their recent tradition of becoming one of the first teams — and in this case, the first team in the league to get all of their draft picks signed as they agreed to terms Wednesday with third-round choices Jarron Gilbert and Juaquin Iglesias. The Bears had signed their other seven draft picks at the end of May.
Gilbert, a defensive lineman taken first by the Bears, and Iglesias, a wide receiver taken second, inked four-year deals.
With a season full of promise and expectation waiting in the wings, it was imperative that the Bears get all their players in training camp and ensure that there would be no holdouts. Now that everybody is under contract, the Bears can have a competitive camp as they make strides toward returning to the playoffs for the first time since 2006. It won’t be easy as the NFC North made great improvement all around and will be one of the toughest divisions in the league in 2009.
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