Bears reach deals with S Brock Vereen, QB David Fales


Just two days after the NFL Draft came to a close, the Bears have deals done with two of their picks.

The club said Monday night it had reached contract agreements with safety Brock Vereen and quarterback David Fales.

Both players received four-year deals.

A fourth-round pick from Minnesota, Vereen (6-0, 199) was timed at 4.47 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine. Vereen, who also played cornerback for the Golden Gophers, joins veterans Ryan Mundy, M.D. Jennings and Danny McCray as new additions to the Bears’ safety corps.

Fales (6-2, 212) will compete with veteran reserves Jordan Palmer and Jerrod Johnson. The sixth-round pick from San Jose State threw for 4,189 yards and 33 touchdowns in 2013.

The Bears are the first club to have announced agreements with any draft picks.