Bears sign fourth-round pick Roschon Johnson

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The Bears signed fourth-round draft pick Roschon Johnson to his four-year deal, the team announced Monday.

Only second-round picks Gervon Dexter Sr. and Tyrique Stevenson remain unsigned.

First-round pick Darnell Wright, third-round pick Zacch Pickens, fourth-round pick Tyler Scott, fifth-round pick Noah Sewell and seventh-round picks Travis Bell and Kendall Williamson previously signed.

Johnson, a running back, appeared in 47 games over four seasons for the University of Texas. He rushed for 2,190 yards and 23 touchdowns on 392 carries and caught 56 passes for 420 yards and one touchdown.

In 2022, Johnson ran for 554 yards and five touchdowns on 93 carries and had 14 receptions for 128 yards and one touchdown.

Johnson, an All-American quarterback in high school, converted to running back as a college freshman. He remained at Texas despite the presence of star running back Bijan Robinson, who the Falcons selected with the eighth overall pick.

11 responses to “Bears sign fourth-round pick Roschon Johnson

  1. This guy will have a better rookie season than the Lions kid they foolishly drafted in the 1st round.

  2. I was really surprised he was there in the forth. All experts pointed to him being a first or second rounder. Good Luck to Roschon, the Bears have assembled a decent group of weapons for Fields.

  3. I never understand the delays on signing rooking contracts. I thought most of it was spelled out in CBA and there’s not much left to negotiate on.

    Looking forward to what Roschon can do!

  4. Herbert is glass. He’ll get his chances to play on this roster devoid of talent.

  5. beardownfromthefrontrange says:
    May 23, 2023 at 10:08 am
    I never understand the delays on signing rooking contracts. I thought most of it was spelled out in CBA and there’s not much left to negotiate on.

    Guessing it’s offset language but I thought that mostly applied to first round picks only. I’m lost too. Someone needs to write The Business Side of The NFL For Dummies.

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