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Bears sign four more draft picks to deals

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  • Offensive tackle Charles Leno has agreed to a four-year deal with the Chicago Bears, team officials said Tuesday.

    Offensive tackle Charles Leno has agreed to a four-year deal with the Chicago Bears, team officials said Tuesday.
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Just three days after the NFL draft ended, the Bears have agreed to terms with six of their eight selections.

On Tuesday, second-round defensive tackle Ego Ferguson, fourth-round running back Ka'Deem Carey, sixth-round punter Pat O'Donnell and seventh-round offensive tackle Charles Leno Jr. all came to terms.

All four players agreed to four-year deals in advance of the three-day rookie minicamp that begins Friday. Only first-round cornerback Kyle Fuller and third-round defensive tackle Will Sutton have not yet agreed to terms.

The 6-foot-2, 315-pound Ferguson was the 51st overall pick after starting for just his final season at LSU, when he had 58 tackles.

The 5-foot-10, 207-pound Carey the first of the Bears' two fourth-round picks (117th overall) was the Pac-12 offensive player of the year in 2013 at Arizona, rushing for 1,885 yards as a junior. As a sophomore, Carey led the FBS in rushing with 1,929 yards and scored 23 rushing touchdowns. Despite leaving with a year of eligibility remaining, Carey rushed for a school-record 4,239 yards and 48 touchdowns on 743 carries (5.7-yard average).

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound O'Donnell was selected 191st overall. He played three-plus seasons at Cincinnati and his final season with the Miami Hurricanes. O'Donnell was a unanimous All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team choice ranking third in the nation with a school record 47.1-yard gross average in 2012.

The 6-foot-3, 302-pound Leno, who is expected to begin his pro career as the backup to two-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jermon Bushrod, was the 246th overall pick. He started all 39 games in his final three seasons at Boise State, including 13 at right tackle in 2011 and 26 at left tackle in his final two seasons.

On Monday the Bears agreed to terms with their second fourth-round pick, safety Brock Vereen (131st overall); and sixth-round (183rd overall) quarterback David Fales.

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