The Bears selected Harvey Unga in Thursday’s supplemental draft, adding one more running back to a roster that already featured Matt Forte, Chester Taylor, Kahlil Bell, Garrett Wolfe and Brandon Minor.
Knowing all those players were already in Chicago, Unga didn’t expect the Bears to pick him.
”To be honest, I was surprised,” Unga told the Chicago Sun-Times. ”They’re stacked up with running backs right now. They don’t need another back. I’m just going to come in there and bust my butt and make the best of the situation. I told them this is something they won’t regret and I’m a man of my word.”
That crowded running back depth chart means Unga is no lock to make the 53-man roster. If he fails to impress in training camp, the Bears could decide to release him, and they would be out only a 2011 seventh-round pick.