The Bears have signed defensive end Shea McClellin to a four-year contract with a fifth-year option. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
McClellin was drafted 19th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft out of Boise State University. He started 37 of 49 games for the Broncos from 2008-11 and recorded 130 tackles, 20.5 sacks and four interceptions.
McClellin becomes the fifth draft pick that the Bears have signed, joining WR Alshon Jeffery (2nd round, 45th overall), TE Evan Rodriguez (4th round, 111th overall), CB Isaiah Frey (6th round, 184th overall) and CB Greg McCoy (7th round, 220th overall).
In other Bears news, the team has signed veteran free agents DT John McCargo, DT DeMario Pressley and DE Cheta Ozougwu.
Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd break down the Blackhawks' upcoming schedule in the latest edition of the Blackhawks Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland and NW Indiana Honda dealers.
There are less than two weeks left in the NHL regular season and teams are jockeying for playoff seeding.
The Blackhawks have the best record in the Western Conference with 103 points. The Blackhawks' next two opponents, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Columbus Blue Jackets, also have 103 points. Washington leads the league with 106 points.
Wednesday the Hawks will travel to Pittsburgh. Two days later they host the Blue Jackets.
After that, the Blackhawks take on the Boston Bruins on Sunday. Boston is in line for one of the final playoff spots in the Eastern Conference.
"There's no easy games from here on out." Konroyd said in the video. "Even teams on the outside, looking in are playing for contracts next year."
Watch the video above to see Boyle and Konroyd discuss the upcoming matchups for the Blackhawks.