The Chicago Bears announced that they reached agreements with rookie S Brock Vereen and QB David Fales for four-year contracts.
LM: #Bears agree to terms on 4-yr deals with 2 draft picks: 4th-round S Brock Vereen & 6th-round QB David Fales.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) May 13, 2014
The Bears work as quick as any team to address contracts, so it not’s surprising in the least that they already have two agreements in place.
Vereen could prove to be a quality addition for the Bears as some evaluators believed he could have been taken in the third-round. Chicago also has a big need at safety, so I’m sure he’ll be given a great opportunity to secure a starting role during training camp.
Chicago interesting told reporters that a few weeks ago that their study showed that drafting players in later rounds didn’t produce any starters and yet came away from the draft with Fales who is considered by many to be a developmental prospect.
Even so, it’s a great situation for Fales as he can focus on learning the Bears offense and possibly competing with Jordan Palmer for the backup job at some point.