Bears finish signing 2010 draft class
For the second consecutive year, the Chicago Bears are the first team in the league to have their entire draft class under contract.
The team completed the feat this afternoon by signing Florida safety Major Wright to a four-year contract. Wright, a third-round pick, was the Bears’ first selection in the April draft.
Contract negotiator Cliff Stein informed agents for the Bears’ five draft picks that he hoped to have all players under contract by today. He met his goal. It’s is believed that Wright’s deal includes a not-likely-to-be-earned incentive, or a one-timer, because the Bears were underfunded in their rookie pool without a first- or second-round pick.
The Bears had all of their draft picks signed by June 10 last year when they were also without first- and second-round picks.
Wright is expected to compete for a starting job in training camp.
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