Bears sign five draft picks

The Chicago Bears have signed five of the club's six 2015 draft picks to rookie contracts, including first-round wide receiver Kevin White.

LAKE FOREST, IL — The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms with WR Kevin White on a four-year contract with a fifth-year option and DL Eddie Goldman on a four-year contract. The club has also signed RB Jeremy Langford, S Adrian Amos and T Tayo Fabuluje.

White appeared in 24 games with 22 starts in two seasons (2013-14) at West Virginia, collecting 144 receptions for 1,954 yards (13.6 ypc) and 15 touchdowns. As a senior, he ranked fifth in the FBS in receptions (109) and sixth in receiving yards (1,447) to go along with 10 touchdowns, ranking second in single-season school history in receiving yardage and third in receptions. He was one of three finalists for the Biletnikoff award (given to the nation’s best receiver), a Maxwell Award Semifinalist (College Player of the Year), earned first team All-America honors by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Sporting News, and CBSSports and was named second team All-America by the Associated Press, USA Today, Walter Camp and White was also a unanimous All-Big 12 Conference First Team and the Mountaineers Offensive MVP for the 2014 season.

Goldman appeared in 37 games (27 starts) during three seasons (2012-14) at Florida State, recording 62 tackles, six sacks, 12 tackles for losses, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery. In 2014 he earned All-America First Team honors by the Associated Press and was a unanimous All-ACC First Team member, leading the Seminoles with four sacks and ranking third with eight tackles for losses to go along with 35 defensive tackles, one forced fumble, a fumble recovery and pass break-up. Goldman was a starter on the 2013 national championship team that had the No. 1 ranked scoring defense (12.1 points per game) and third ranked total defense (281.4 yards per game) in the nation.

Langford was selected in the fourth round (106th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Michigan State. He rushed for 2,967 yards on 577 carries (5.1 ypc) and 40 touchdowns in four seasons (2011-14) at MSU with a majority of his rushing production (2,944 yards and 40 TDs on 283 carries) coming in his final two seasons. In 50 career games, Langford rushed for 100-yards 18 times, including 10-straight to close out his collegiate career and 16-straight against Big Ten opponents to close out his Spartans career. Langford added 39 receptions for 219 yards and a touchdown in his collegiate career while also spending time at wide receiver and cornerback during his time at Michigan State.

In 2014, Langford tied a single-season school record with 22 rushing touchdowns while finishing second in school single-season annals in 100-yard rushing contests (10) and fifth in rushing yards (1,522). He earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors from both coaches and media as a senior.

Amos was selected by the Bears in the fifth round (142nd overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Penn State. During his four-year (2011-14) collegiate career, Amos posted 149 tackles, seven interceptions, 19 additional pass break-ups, nine tackles for losses and three sacks. As a senior in 2014, Amos led the team with three interceptions and finished second on Nittany Lions with seven additional PBUs, while being named All-Big Ten honorable mention.

Fabuluje was selected by the Bears in the sixth round (183rd overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft out of TCU. The 6-6, 353-pound tackle started 24-of-25 contests played during the 2014 and 2012 seasons at TCU. He started 12 games as a senior in 2012, earning Associated Press second-team All-Big 12 honors and was an honorable-mention All-Big 12 pick by the conference coaches. In 2014, TCU’s offense finished second in the nation in scoring (46.5 points per game) and tied for fifth in total offense (533.0 yards per game) while setting single-season school marks for points (604), passing yards (4,240) and total yards (6,929).

The only Bears draft pick yet to sign is third-round C Hroniss Grasu.



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