Bears agree with Khaseem Greene, Marquess Wilson

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The Bears continue to quickly finish deals with their rookie draft picks.

According to Larry Mayer of, the club has agreed to terms with Rutgers linebacker Khaseem Greene and ex-Washington State wide receiver Marquess Wilson.

Greene, a fourth-round pick, led Rutgers with 136 tackles as a senior. He projects to outside linebacker, Bears general manager Phil Emery reportedly said after the draft.

Wilson, a seventh-round selection, left Washington State after being suspended from the team. He accused head coach Mike Leach of mistreatment but later reportedly took back the remarks. Wilson will compete for a reserve role in the Bears’ receiving corps.

According to the Bears, they are only NFL club to have reached contract agreements with draft picks as of Thursday.

With Greene and Wilson coming to terms, the Bears have reached deals with two-thirds of their drafted rookies. Only offensive guard Kyle Long (Round One) and linebacker Jon Bostic (Round Two) remain unsigned for Chicago, which agreed to deals with defensive end Cornelius Washington and offensive tackle Jordan Mills on Wednesday.

14 responses to “Bears agree with Khaseem Greene, Marquess Wilson

  1. WHY are the BEARS in such a rush to sign their draft picks, summer time hasnt even arrived yet?

  2. 4 year deals for rookie draft picks within a week of the draft and 1 year deals for veteran free agency pickups……hmmmmmmmmm?????

    Bears management must have something up their sleeves…

  3. Because we get Business done and out of the way, so we can focus on more important kickin some tail! BearDown!!

  4. Would take somebody with more spare time than myself, but I think Chicago has had all of their draft picks signed before the end of June every year since the year Cedric Benson held out (2005). They made that the last straw and since then Halas has been willing to give up a few bucks on contracts in order to prevent a holdout from ever happening again.

  5. Cliff Stein and the Bears are always first at getting their draft picks signed and 4yrs is pretty standard now. 1 yr contracts for many of the FA’s was to see if they are going to become a fixture when we have more cap space next year or if they were a stop gap until they can be replaced with more draft picks and perhaps higher end FA’s next year. No real madness to it, just smart and efficient.

  6. ososrule, don’t read anything into the 4 year rookie deals. Four years is standard boilerplate in the NFL for draft picks. They’re not guaranteed after the first round, so most low round picks are going to get cut before they see they full value of the deal. As far as the value of getting signings done as early as possible, the quicker they can allocate draft cash, the sooner they know what they have left under the cap to perhaps sign more guys (veteran backup QB?).

  7. Not very smart to be putting these kids on the streets with their first big bonus check in hand with the season so far away yet.

  8. Not very smart to be putting these kids on the streets with their first big bonus check in hand with the season so far away yet.

    You guys should listen to him. He watches every year as his teams rookies, coaches, –hell– the entire organization goes out and act like immature kids in a candy store.

    Detroit Lions: Making everyone else feel Better by comparison for the last 60 years.

  9. Marquess Wilson – the perfect whiner to go have a pout-off with Jay Cutler. These guys should put mr. Yuck stickers on their helmets. They should be the stars of the next chunky soup commercial, I’m sure their mommies are close at hand.

  10. Hey Kylexitron! Jay Cutler pouting! Hilarous!!
    Where do you come up with stuff?? So original! ‘Pout-off’ ahaha! Classic!

  11. Despite the fact that the Bears reached in the 1st and 2nd round, they have drafted 6 players that will most likely be on the 60 man roster.

    How many teams will be able to say that?

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