All of the Chicago Bears’ draft picks are now under contract.
The Bears announced Tuesday morning that their only unsigned draft pick, third-round safety Brandon Hardin from Oregon State, has signed a four-year contract.
“This is a big, fast, physical, dynamic athlete,” Bears General Manager Phil Emery said of Hardin after the draft. “We feel like we’re going to get a lot of mileage out of Brandon right from the get-go in terms of special teams and working as our third or fourth safety. Right now he needs to earn that and see how far he goes.”
Hardin did not play at all in 2011 because of a broken shoulder injury, but he was healthy in time to play in the East-West Shrine Game in January and was on the field at the Bears’ rookie minicamp.