Bears agree to terms with draft picks Brock Vereen, David Fales

Bears agree to terms with draft picks Brock Vereen, David Fales
May 13, 2014, 10:15 am
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Scott Krinch

The Bears agreed to terms with safety Brock Vereen and quarterback David Fales to four-year contracts on Monday. Terms of the deal were not announced.

Vereen, a fourth-round selection (131st overall) out of the University of Minnesota, started 36 of 47 games over four seasons with the Gophers.

As a senior, Vereen was named to the All-Big Ten Conference first team after starting 11 games at free safety and two at cornerback. He registered 59 tackles, an interception, six pass break ups and one forced fumble. Throughout his career at Minnesota he tallied 200 tackles, four interceptions and 22 pass deflections.

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Fales, a sixth-round selection (183rd overall) out of San Jose State, started 25 games over the last two seasons. In his two years with the Spartans he compiled 8,382 passing yards, 66 touchdowns and 22 interceptions. Fales, along with Fresno State's Derek Carr were the only two quarterbacks in the FBS to pass for over 4,000 yards in each of the last two seasons.

Fales is expected to compete with Jordan Palmer for the backup quarterback job behind Jay Cutler.

Vereen and Fales are the first two members of the Bears' 2014 draft class to sign with the team, and became the first 2014 draft picks to agree to terms with their respective club.