Bears tryouts include two QBs, two Illini

SHARE Bears tryouts include two QBs, two Illini

There were two quarterbacks among the 26 tryout players that reported to the Bears’ rookie minicamp Friday.

Former Delaware quarterback Pat Devlin, 27, is the more well-known of the two, having started his career at Penn State before transferring after the 2008 season. He threw for 32 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in two years with the Fighting Blue Hens and was signed by the Dolphins in 2011. He was on the Vikings’ practice squad in 2014.

Former Northern Arizona quarterback Chase Cartwright is the other tryout candidate and practiced alongside undrafted free agent signee Shane Carden of East Carolina.

The Bears invited two former Illinois players — punter Justin DuVernois, who averaged 44 yards on 77 kicks as a senior, and Mike Heitz, a 6-6, 310-pound guard.

Former Illinois State cornerback Dontae McCoy, an all-Missouri Valley honorable mention, is trying out, too.

Here’s a look at the full list

P Justin DuVernois, Illinois

WR Ify Umodu, Northern Arizona

QB Chase Cartwright, Northern Arizona

QB Pat Devlin, Delaware

S Mike Lowe, Cal

CB Will Brown, Missouri S&T

S Dontae McCoy, Illinois State

RB Tony Pierson, Kansas

RB Joe Bergeron, Texas A&M-Commerce

CB Dior Mathis, Oregon

FB Zach Boren, Ohio State

S Sam Carter, TCU

LB Kyle Woestmann, Vanderbilt

LB Collin Garrett, Stephen F. Austin

LB Zach Allen, Wake Forest

G Adam Shead, Oklahoma

T Ian Gray, Rice

T Seth Betancourt,Boston College

WR Mario Hull, Rice

TE Alex Deleon, Florida Atlantic

TE Brandon Fulse, Auburn

DT Terry Williams, East Carolina

DE Elkino Watson, South Florida

DE Maxx Forde, Idaho

DE Crishon Rose, East Carolina

DT Shaq Rowell, West Virginia


The Latest
After winning the Stanley Cup with the Avalanche last season, the 35-year-old was brought into Chicago to mentor and shelter the Hawks’ young defensemen.
James Sajdak, 64, pleaded not guilty during an arraignment Wednesday afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Cox.
Often referred to as cognitive enhancers, smart drugs, memory enhancers and brain boosters, they are intended to support mental performance.
Many nutrition experts recommend that people don’t try to be a dietary saint all of the time and incorporate some leeway into an otherwise healthy eating plan.
The increase is half what the automatic escalator approved two years ago allows. But Ald. Jason Ervin, chairman of the City Council’s Black Caucus, is among the mayoral allies advising the mayor to find another way.