Bears sign sixth-round draft pick
Nevada cornerback Isaiah Frey, here pushing Oregon's De'Anthony Thomas out of bounds in a game last fall, has signed a four-year deal with the Bears.
Just 11 days after the draft concluded on April 28, the Bears have already agreed to contract terms with four of their six picks.
On Wednesday the Bears and their sixth-round pick, cornerback Isaiah Frey, agreed on a four-year contract. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Frey was the 184th overall pick, out of the University of Nevada.
In 51 games for the Wolfpack over four seasons, he had career totals of 141 tackles, 7 interceptions, 38 pass breakups and 2 forced fumbles. As a senior, Frey was named first-team All-Western Athletic Conference after leading the team with 5 interceptions and 21 passes defensed to go along with 37 tackles and 1 tackle for a loss.
Only first-round defensive end Shea McClellin and third-round safety Brandon Hardin remain unsigned as the Bears get set for this weekend's rookie mini-camp at Halas Hall.
Frey faces an uphill battle for a roster spot in training camp. The Bears return their top three corners from last season, Pro Bowler Charles Tillman; Tom Jennings, who was re-signed as an unrestricted free agent; and nickel back D.J. Moore. In addition, veteran unrestricted free agents Kelvin Hayden and Jonathan Wilhite have been added to the roster, along with seventh-round pick Greg McCoy, who agreed to terms on Tuesday.
The Bears are expected to have five or six cornerbacks on their opening day roster.
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