As is their custom, the Bears were quick out of the gates to begin the process of signing their draft picks. The team on Monday announced agreements on 4-year deals with fourth-round safety Brock Vereen and sixth-round quarterback David Fales.
Vereen and Fales are the first two NFL draft picks to agree to terms.
The Bears are known to get their draft picks under contract early and are routinely one of, if not the first team to sign its entire draft class each year. They have contract negotiator Cliff Stein to thank for that.
Getting players under contract in May might not seem like a big deal, but it proves the Bears loyalty to incoming rookies and free agents as well as ensures that those players can partake in all team activities without falling behind their new teammates.
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