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Bears, RB David Montgomery agree to terms on rookie contract

The Bears drafted the Iowa State running back with their highest pick, a third-rounder, in April.

Bears head coach Matt Nagy watches running back David Montgomery during the NFL football team’s rookie minicamp at Halas Hall,
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There will be no contract drama with the Bears’ top draft pick this year.

The Bears agreed to terms with rookie running back David Montgomery on a four-year contract Thursday, sources confirmed. The Bears, who announced the deal Friday morning, drafted Montgomery out of Iowa State in the third round in April.

Montgomery’s salary will be similar to that of Dolphins outside linebacker Jerome Baker, the No. 73 overall pick last year, who got a four-year, $3.8 million deal.

Coach Matt Nagy had said Wednesday that he wasn’t concerned Montgomery’s contract would get done.

The Bears, of course, waited until August to sign first-round pick Roquan Smith last year. The inside linebacker and the Bears were at odds about language in his contract, and he never set foot in Bourbonnais for training camp.

Nagy on Burton

Even though tight end Trey Burton didn’t practice during the offseason program after having sports-hernia surgery, Nagy is optimistic he’ll be ready for training camp in late July.

‘‘From where we’re at right now, we feel really good that he’s gonna be able to do that,’’ Nagy said. ‘‘Now I don’t want to make a 100 percent prediction that that’s gonna happen, but I feel good about it. I think he does.”

Burton will spend the Bears’ summer break rehabbing in the Chicago area.

Nagy is similarly hopeful that receivers Anthony Miller, who had surgery on his left shoulder in January, and Emmanuel Hall, who had sports-hernia surgery in May, will be ready for camp.

This and that

Receiver Allen Robinson returned to practice after missing Wednesday for a personal reason.

• The Bears signed offensive lineman Jordan McCray, who was in minicamp as a tryout player.