Illini FB Weil possibility as UDFA signing

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Looks like the Bears could be zeroing in on Illinois fullback Russ Weil as a potential free-agent signing.

Weil, from Minooka, got extensive action the last three seasons for the Illini and has experience on special teams also.

One other note … the Bears were outbid by Kansas City for the services of another UDFA, Nebraska linebacker Steve Octavien.

Illinois kicker Jason Reda went to Cleveland as a UDFA. Illini defensive tackle Chris Norwell hooked on with New England and safety Kevin Mitchell is headed to Washington.

Definitively, this is the final post of the evening.

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