May 13, 2021


Following NFL draft, Bears add several undrafted free agents

The Bears selected seven players in the NFL draft this weekend, including No. 11 overall pick Justin Fields.

But immediately after the draft wrapped up, they also began signing undrafted free agents from this year’s pool of players who didn’t hear their names called over the weekend. According to reports from various media outlets across the NFL landscape, here are the players the Bears intend to sign:

  • Virginia edge rusher Charles Snowden, per the NFL Network. Snowden had 15 sacks in four seasons at Virginia, including six sacks in eight games in 2020.
  • Clemson offensive lineman Gage Cervenka, per former Houston Chronicle reporter Aaron Wilson. Cervenka actually graduated a year ago and was never signed following the 2020 draft.
  • Stanford defensive lineman Thomas Schaffer, per the NFL Network.
  • Stony Brook defensive tackle Sam Kamara, per the NFL Network. He’s not related to Saints running back Alvin Kamara.
  • Houston Baptist linebacker Caleb Johnson, per the NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. According to Pelissero, Johnson is the first Houston Baptist player ever to sign with an NFL team (the program has been around since 2013).
  • Northwestern offensive tackle Gunnar Vogel, per Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald.
  • Coastal Carolina running back CJ Marable, per Coastal Carolina football.
  • Mississippi State offensive lineman Dareuan Parker, per Parker’s agent.
  • Temple defensive tackle Daniel Archibong, per Archibong’s agent.

Sean Hammond

Sean is the Chicago Bears beat reporter for Shaw Media. He also contributes to high school football coverage at Friday Night Drive. Sean has covered various sports at the amateur, college and professional levels since 2012. He joined Shaw Media in 2016.