Bears sign 5 draft picks, including North Carolina WR Dazz Newsome

The signings leave two players from this year’s rookie class left to finalize their deals.

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Newsome is a sixth-round pick out of North Carolina.

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The Bears signed five draft picks Wednesday, leaving only quarterback Justin Fields and offensive tackle Teven Jenkins to agree to rookie deals.

They signed Missouri offensive tackle Larry Borom (fifth round, No. 151 overall), Virginia Tech running back Khalil Herbert (sixth round, No. 217), North Carolina wide receiver Dazz Newsome (sixth round, No. 221), Oregon cornerback Thomas Graham Jr. (sixth round, No. 228) and defensive tackle Khyiris Tonga (seventh round, No. 250).

The Bears almost certainly will need to make additional salary-cap maneuvers to fit contracts for Fields and Jenkins. Spotrac projects a four-year, $18.9 million contract for Fields with a $3.4 million cap hit this season and has Jenkins at four years, $8.4 million.

Newsome, who was though to have a legitimate chance at a role in the offense as a rookie, was on the sideline during practice because of a broken collarbone that will keep him out until August.

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