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Bears sign Ka’Deem Carey

Ka'Deem Carey AP

At the rate the Bears are going, they may have all of their draft picks signed before the other 31 teams have announced their undrafted free agent signings.

The Bears announced the signing of the fourth player from their eight-man draft class on Tuesday afternoon. Running back Ka’Deem Carey, a fourth-round pick last Saturday, has joined safety Brock Vereen, quarterback David Fales and tackle Charles Leno Jr. as the new owner of a four-year contract with Chicago.

Carey finished his career at Arizona as the school’s career leader in rushing yards, rushing touchdowns and all-purpose yards and led the nation in rushing yards during the 2012 season. Carey finished third in that metric in his final collegiate season, but questions about his size and the amount of work he saw in college (300-plus carries in each of the last two seasons) helped him slip to the fourth round. Matt Forte needs a complementary back to join him in the backfield rotation, though, and Carey has the inside track on the job.

The Bears have been quick to sign their draft picks in recent years and Carey’s signing is the fourth illustration that nothing will be different this time around.

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12 Responses to “Bears sign Ka’Deem Carey”
  1. lalder95 says: May 13, 2014 3:45 PM

    At this rate they’ll have everyone signed before lunch tomorrow.

  2. barneyrumble says: May 13, 2014 3:46 PM

    Hail to Da Bears!! This is the way it should be done. Draft them, sign them, get them working and win the Lombardi in 2015 just like 1985, it’s time and Da Bears are due. Keep showing the way for the rest of the league.

  3. jjb0811 says: May 13, 2014 3:49 PM

    Why not sing them? That’s the entire point to the rookie wage scale. Good job Bears

  4. theraptorpaddock says: May 13, 2014 4:10 PM

    Cliff “Best in the business” Stein.

  5. buckshowalter says: May 13, 2014 4:10 PM

    “Bear Down” finally makes sense. Wildcats baby!!

  6. hodous says: May 13, 2014 5:02 PM

    Going to Vegas this weekend and I’ve been putting away 20-30 a paycheck since the defense FA bonanza. At 20-1 and my $550… knows I may have twice the reason to celebrate come February :)

  7. loveboatcapt says: May 13, 2014 5:09 PM

    Carey’s game is near identical to Forte. Great fit. Bears won’t miss a beat when Forte needs a breather.

    Luckily they still have Cutler, who’s paid top 5-yet plays like top 20 skillset, is setting the Bears back.

  8. shorttracknews says: May 13, 2014 6:19 PM

    He may not be a top 5 QB, but saying he is hardly a top 20 QB is a bit of a stretch.

  9. trapshoot says: May 13, 2014 6:52 PM

    Not surprising considering how eager he was to be a pro player.

  10. cfos00 says: May 13, 2014 10:05 PM

    I don’t get why other teams don’t do this. It’s boilerplate contracts since the last CBA.

  11. vincelombardisghost says: May 13, 2014 11:21 PM

    I love it when Bears fans talk about winning a “Lombardi.” It’s not called the ” Halas” trophy now is it.

  12. addict2sport says: May 14, 2014 4:03 AM

    Strange to see his size and the amount of carries he had be questioned. He obviously had the size to take on all the carries.

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