Bears agree to terms with 11 rookie free agents

Bears agree to terms with 11 rookie free agents
Troy OT James Brown (70) was projected as a third- or fourth-round Draft selection.

The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with the following 11 undrafted rookie free agents on Sunday:

Alvester Alexander RB Wyoming
James Brown T Troy
Ronnie Cameron DT Old Dominion
Adrien Cole LB Louisiana Tech
Trevor Coston S Maine
Terriun Crump WR Western Illinois
Britton Golden WR West Texas A&M
A.J. Greene T Auburn
Chris Summers WR Liberty
Ronnie Thornton LB Southern Miss
Jeremy Jones S Wayne State

The reality is that most of the players above will be a distant memory by the first game of the Bears’ regular season. A few will make the practice squad, and even fewer (if any) will make the active roster.

With that in mind, we took a deeper look at each and will highlight one intriguing player below, who may have sticking potential. To learn more about all the UFAs, you can follow the links for each above to read their college profile. also has a note or two on each player.

Troy tackle James Brown was ranked the second best undrafted free agent available by senior analyst Gil Brandt and Scouts Inc. He stands 6’ 3.5” and weighs in at 306 lbs. He played starting left tackle at Troy through three consecutive seasons.

Brown is an athletic lineman who some projected as a guard in the NFL. He has good arm length (34.5”) and very clean footwork. He can be inconsistent at times and did not face top competition at Troy. He was, however, projected as a third or fourth round pick.

He was a no-brainer as a UFA for the Bears who desperately needed to at least bring in some competition at left tackle. He has a lot to build off of and if anyone can mold him and help him advance to the NFL level it’s offensive coordinator Mike Tice.

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  • Since we don't have anymore draft talk to discuss, how about we predict depth charts!

    WR - B. Marshall (Y) ...Thomas
    WR - A. Jeffert (Z) ...Knox
    WR - E. Bennett (Slot) ...Hester
    TE - K. Davis ...Spaeth
    RB - M. Forte ...Bush ...K. Bell
    FB/H - E. Rodriguez
    QB - J. Cutler ...Campbell
    LT - J. Webb ...C. Will ...J. Brown
    LG - C. Will ...L. Louis ...E. Will
    C - C. Spencer ...R. Garza
    RG - R. Garza ...L. Louis
    RT - G. Carimi ...J. Brown

    RDE - J. Peppers ...C. Wooton
    DT - H. Melton ...I. Idonije ...C. Davis
    DT - S. Paea ...M. Toeina
    LDE - I. Idonije ...S. McClellan
    WLB - L. Briggs ...G. Hayes
    MLB - 54 ...D. DiCicco
    SLB - N. Roach ...G. Hayes
    LCB - C. Tillman ...J. Wilhite
    RCB - T. Jennings ...K. Hayden
    NCB - D. Moore ...K. Hayden
    SS - B. Hardin ...C. Steltz
    FS - C. Conte ...M. Wright

    KR - E. Weems ...D. Thomas
    PR - 23

    ...this team on paper kicks ass! (regardless of O-line woes, Mouser)

  • In reply to Alpha79:

    Bummer! Why is no one quite ready to play crazy-early predictions with Alpha?! LOL . . . Oh well.

    How about instead of me giving my full depth chart, I critique yours . . .

    WR - Marshall (X/Split End)
    WR - Jeffery (Z/Flanker)
    WR - Bennett (Y/Slot)
    C - Garza . . . Spencer
    LDE - McClellin . . . Idonije

    I like the rest!

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