Bears get 7 of their 9 draft picks under contract

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Bears first-round pick Leonard Floyd still needs to be signed. (AP)

With the Bears’ rookie minicamp opening Friday, the team announced Monday that seven of their nine draft picks have signed their rookie contracts.

The only two players left unsigned are first-round pick Leonard Floyd, the Georgia outside linebacker, and third-round selection Jonathan Bullard, the Florida defensive end. Both players are expected to sign soon.

The Bears signed guard Cody Whitehair (the 56th overall pick), linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (No. 113), safety Deon Bush (No. 124), cornerback Deiondre’ Hall (No. 127), running back Jordan Howard (No. 150), safety DeAndre Houston-Carson (No. 185) and receiver Daniel Braverman (No. 230).

The Bears also announced the signings of 10 undrafted free agents to bring their roster to the 90-man limit. Oklahoma state cornerback Kevin Peterson and Liberty receiver Darrin Peterson were the final signings.

The following undrafted players were signed last week by the Bears: Harvard tight end Ben Braunecker, Duquesne offensive lineman Dan Buchholz, Mississippi State defensive back Taveze Calhoun, Villanova linebacker Don Cherry, Georgia Southern wideout Derek Keaton, Buffalo tackle John Kling, UTEP outside linebacker Roy Robertson-Harris and Wisconsin-Oshkosh tight end Joe Sommers.

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