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Bears agree to deals with DT Ego Ferguson, P Patrick O’Donnell

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The Bears have moved closer to having all of their draft picks under contract.

The club has reached deals with second-round selection Ego Ferguson and sixth-round choice Patrick O’Donnell, the team announced on Tuesday night.

A defensive tackle from LSU, Ferguson (6-2, 315) figures to see playing time in the Bears’ defensive line rotation as a rookie. He recorded 85 tackles (five for loss) in 38 collegiate games.

O’Donnell (6-4, 220) is the favorite to capture the Bears’ punting job. He posted a 40.0-yard net average on 53 punts in 2013 for Miami (Fla.).

The Bears’ lone undrafted draft picks are cornerback Kyle Fuller (Round One) and defensive tackle Will Sutton (Round Three).

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19 Responses to “Bears agree to deals with DT Ego Ferguson, P Patrick O’Donnell”
  1. thereyougo2 says: May 13, 2014 8:42 PM

    Nothing like being an undrafted draft pick as opposed to being an unsigned draft pick.

  2. thereyougo2 says: May 13, 2014 8:43 PM

    Then again if your an undrafted draft pick and go unsigned no one knows.

  3. lalder95 says: May 13, 2014 8:44 PM

    They may set a record for fastest draft pick signing!

  4. blueballzny says: May 13, 2014 8:46 PM

    Think you mean unsigned draft picks, not undrafted draft picks.

    The only person who knows what undrafted draft picks are is Jerry Jones. He just traded his first round pick in 2015 for 23 undrafted draft picks.

  5. ariani1985 says: May 13, 2014 8:49 PM

    Would be an u upgrade on the horrible packer team.

  6. jojopuppyfish says: May 13, 2014 8:51 PM

    Clif Stein is the man

  7. ricardocabeza says: May 13, 2014 8:51 PM

    Did you maybe mean unsigned, not undrafted? Undrafted draft picks sounds like a Bushism or have I misunderestimated you?

  8. hurricanegrabowski says: May 13, 2014 8:58 PM

    “lone undrafted draft picks”

    I’m sure I’m not the only one that chuckled at this.

    Not many people know the name, but Cliff Stein, the Bears cap/contract guy, might be the best in the business. If it seems like the Bears are usually among the fastest each and every year in terms of signing their draft picks, it’s because they are, and have been for a while, thanks to Cliff.

  9. polarbear71 says: May 13, 2014 8:58 PM

    Ferguson in the second round, still shaking my head at that one !

  10. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: May 13, 2014 9:18 PM

    Our punter can beat up your punter.

  11. thegreatgabbert says: May 13, 2014 9:51 PM

    They locked up big Ego.

  12. textexington says: May 13, 2014 9:59 PM

    They may set a record for most chokes against the ALMIGHTY 13 time world champion Green Bay Packers!!’

  13. 4ever85 (aka Butch DeadLift) says: May 13, 2014 10:11 PM

    Stein.

  14. Lord Oswald Bupkis III says: May 13, 2014 10:58 PM

    Who would name their child Ego?

  15. chicagosports2014 says: May 13, 2014 11:38 PM

    Talk is cheap PHIL EMERY about action.

    BEAR DOWN!

  16. larryboodry says: May 14, 2014 5:37 AM

    They are saving the best for last.

  17. Indybear says: May 14, 2014 6:31 AM

    Two to go. Go Bears!

  18. mortwannabe says: May 14, 2014 6:55 AM

    In Phil we trust.

  19. larryboodry says: May 14, 2014 8:34 AM

    @textexington:

    The almighty 8-7-1, barely-made-the-playoffs, 1-and-done Green Bay Packers?

    Yeah…you represented our division well. And without Rodgers you’d be Minnesota.

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