His “return” to the NFL — a start on a short week after nearly four years idle — was a mixed success but apparently enough of one to earn Jimmy Clausen a second look at backup quarterback to Jay C
Brandon Marshall was a fourth-round draft choice. Alshon Jeffery and Martellus Bennett were both found in the second round. Green Bay’s Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson were both second-rounders.
The Bears have 18 players who are slated to become unrestricted free agents on March 10.
In the Bears’ 29 previous drafts since winning Super Bowl XX, they’ve had just six Top 10 picks. They’ve batted just .500 in those rare opportunities if you call Curtis Conway (No.
One Bears veteran recently told CSNChicago.com that Shea McClellin should have gone to a 3-4 team from the get-go and if he had, McClellin’s career might be different.