Bears Sign Third-Round WR Velus Jones

The Chicago Bears announced Tuesday that they’ve signed third-round WR Velus Jones to a four-year contract. 

This leaves just two unsigned draft picks from the Bears’ 2022 class: 

Rd Player Pos. Note
2 Kyler Gordon CB  
2 Jaquan Brisker S  
3 Velus Jones Jr. WR Signed
5 Braxton Jones OT Signed
5 Dominique Robinson DE Signed
6 Zachary Thomas OT Signed
6 Trestan Ebner RB Signed
6 Doug Kramer C Signed
7 Ja’Tyre Carter OG Signed
7 Elijah Hicks S Signed
7 Trenton Gill P Signed


Jones, 24, transferred to Tennessee after four years at USC and played two seasons for the Volunteers. He was second-team All-PAC12 in 2019 and first-team All-SEC in 2021, both times as a kick returner. The Bears used the No. 71 overall pick on him in the 2022 NFL Draft.

He’s projected to sign a four-year $5,405,926 contract that includes a $1,111,582 signing bonus.

During his six-year college career, Jones appeared in 61 games and made 21 starts, recording 120 receptions for 1,434 yards and 11 touchdowns.

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