2017 NFL Draft: Chicago Bears undrafted free agent tracker

2017 NFL Draft: Chicago Bears undrafted free agent tracker
Lake Forest, IL - APRIL 28: A detailed view of the Chicago Bears logo is seen in Halas Hall during the Chicago Bears first round draft pick quarterback Mitchell Trubisky Press Conference on April 28, 2017 at Halas Hall, in Lake Forest, IL. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The draft process ending rather early for the Bears this year. After picking its fifth player this year, Jordan Morgan in the fifth round, the front office waited.

Now, it is all about signing the leftover undrafted guys. Plenty of players fell through the cracks and now this is where general managers love to find gems.

Here are the players that have come to terms with the team here on Saturday.

DT Rashaad Coward (Old Dominion)

A two-year starter at Old Dominion, Coward racked up 136 tackles (14.5 for a loss), 3.5 sacks. He had 50 tackles (7.5 for a loss) and 1.5 sacks as a senior captain. At 6’5″, 322 lbs., this kid is a load and he’ll get a chance to be groomed in Vic Fangio’s 3-4 front. Coward announced the signing on his Instagram page.

WR Tanner Gentry (Wyoming)

There is a real opportunity for Gentry to earn a roster spot at a wide receiver spot up for grabs. The 6’2″, 201-pounder totaled 180 catches for 2,815 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns in four seasons. His junior season was shortened to seven games due to a shoulder injury. Gentry recorded 72 catches for 1,326 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior. The school announced the move on Twitter.

OL Dieugot Joseph (Florida International)

Joseph was a defensive end when he arrived at Florida International. He then moved to left tackle, starting 30 games over the next three seasons. He had an injury prone junior campaign, starting only four games. At 6’6″, 293 lbs., he’ll compete to be a reserve tackle. His agent Will Sarubbi announced the signing.

TE Franko House (Ball State)

The 6’6″, 248-pounder is making the switch from basketball, as a forward to tight end. He fits the mold of a true athlete moving to the NFL. Second round pick Adam Shaheen is a replica of that. Chicago Tribune’s Brad Biggs announced the move on Twitter.

FB Freddie Stevenson (Florida State)

Stevenson started 21 games at Florida State, serving as a lead blocker and core special teamer. The 6’0″, 234-pounder led his positional group with 24 repetitions on the bench press. The Ledger’s Brady Fredericksen announced the signing on Twitter.

RB Joel Bouagnon (Northern Illinois)

Bouagnon started 31 games at Northern Illinois. He rushed 600 times for 2,911 yards and 31 touchdowns. The 6’2″, 228-pounder is in a deep running back room and is a longshot for the roster. But he comes with a lot of experience. The move was announced by Biggs.

OL Mitchell Kirsch (James Madison)

Kirsch started 37 games in four years at James Madison. The 6’6″, 300-pounder is a tackle first and foremost and that will give him a chance to compete for a practice squad spot. The Bears need help at that position. The move was announced by Greg Madia of the Daily News-Record.

WR Jhajuan Seales (Oklahoma State)

The 6’0″, 205-pounder hauled in 112 passes for 1,785 yards and 12 touchdowns. He will be competing with a versatile wide receiver room. Seales’ signing was announced by the Oklahoma State football Twitter account.

TE DeSean Smith (LSU)

At 6’4″, 240 lbs., Smith came to LSU to earn a chance to catch footballs. He didn’t really get that chance. He totaled 19 catches for 325 yards and a touchdown. His senior season line was 10 catches, 184 yards and a touchdown. He’ll be looking to latch on with the Bears. The LSU football team announced the move through its Twitter account.

In case you missed it:

STORY: Bears surprise everyone and draft QB Mitch Trubisky

STORY: Shaheen is the pick in round 2 and that bodes well for the offense

STORY: Jackson comes in as safety help for the backend

STORY: The Bears add speed and versatility with the selection of Cohen

STORY: Guard Jordan Morgan is the final pick in Round 5

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