Bears to sign Khalil Mack’s brother as undrafted free agent

Like his brother, Ledarius Mack played defensive end at Buffalo. The college football program announced the Bears’ decision shortly after the end of the NFL Draft.

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The Bears signed Khalil Mack’s brother LeDarius.

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The Bears added a second Mack to their team Saturday afternoon, agreeing to sign Pro Bowl outside linebacker Khalil Mack’s brother as an undrafted free agent.

Like his brother, Ledarius Mack was an edge rusher at Buffalo. He posted eight sacks last year and led the Bulls with 12 tackles for loss. He forced a team-high three forced fumbles and recovered two more. In the Bahamas Bowl, he recorded a sack and a fumble recovery to secure a win against Charlotte.

“With Khalil’s brother, that’s definitely something that we’re looking forward to,” general manager Ryan Pace said Saturday night. “It’s something that worked out for us. It will be unique having two brothers on the same team.”

Ledarius Mack started his career at ASA College before transferring to Buffalo, where he redshirted in 2017 before playing two seasons. He posted two sacks and a forced fumble as a junior.

It’s unclear that the younger Mack would have received a serious contract offer from another team. He’ll have a chance to prove the Bears’ flyer right, whenever the team next gathers in person.

The Bears agreed to add college free agents immediately after the draft, including Duke defensive tackle Trevon McSwain, LSU offensive lineman Badara Traore, Oregon State running back Artavis Pierce and Kentucky wide receiver Ahmad Wagner.

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