Reports: Bears sign a pair of tryout players


The Bears have reportedly signed a pair of players who tried out at their rookie minicamp this weekend.

According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears have signed rookie tailback Senorise Perry. The 6-foot, 187-pound Louisville product racked up 1,409 yards and gained 4.9 yards per carry in his collegiate career (2010-2013).

Also, the Bears have also signed rookie cornerback Marcus Trice, he said on Twitter on Sunday. Trice (5-8, 193) notched 153 tackles and intercepted seven passes for North Texas from 2012 through 2013. He began his collegiate career at Oklahoma.

While the Bears look to be adding two rookies, they have parted ways with veteran punter Drew Butler, according to Aaron Wilson of National Football Post. The 25-year-old Butler was the Steelers’ punter in 2012, posting a 43.8-yard gross average (37.8 net).

Sixth-round rookie Pat O’Donnell is expected to be the Bears’ punter this season.

12 responses to “Reports: Bears sign a pair of tryout players

  1. Adding Trice was a strong move if he works out. I watched something about him and he looks to have the potential. Starting his career at OU doesn’t hurt either!

  2. Perry played pretty well while he was at Louisville. Last year was a down year, but that seemed more likely due to the coaching staff’s horrible management of the run game early, a bad O-line, and the emergence of Dominique Brown.

  3. Not sure about Trice. Trestman keeps talking about how he wants the team to be bigger and more athletic on both sides of the ball. Why sign a 5’8″ DB? The article says corner, but the Bears list him as a safety on their minicamp roster, so if he is competing as a safety, this is even more concerning. Greg Heban (Big 10) and Anthony Watkins (PAC-12) both played a better level of competition, and have NFL size. I would have brought one of them into camp before someone as short as Trice. Matchup wise, unless he has a 40″ vertical, he is going to be in trouble covering WRs and TEs.

  4. I agree with Joe, above. Those guys are both significantly undersized for their positions. I have to assume they are getting a further look as potential special teamers and nothing else.

  5. Supposedly this punter they drafted in the 6th round was clanging the ball off the roof of their indoor practice facility this weekend. I don’t know how high that is but the implication is that that has not been common for Bears punters to date. Hopefully that kid can carry the water cause the Bears’ punting last year was dreadful and only compounded the woes of their awful defense.

  6. Senorise Perry is a GREAT signee for the Chicago Bears…..He’s an NFL athlete…..Great Speed, Real Elusive, and has that NFL burst…..He reminds me of that RB that use to play for the Philadelphia Eagles Brian Westbrook…..He can Run it, He can catch out the back field, play special teams, return kicks and punts…..I look for BIG THINGS out this kid.

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