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By PFW staff

The Bears continue reaching contract agreements with their drafted rookies at a rapid clip, announcing the signing of sixth-round QB Dan LeFevour to a four-year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

LeFevour, the NCAA Bowl Subdivision's (formerly Division I-A) all-time leader in total touchdowns with 150 (102 passing, 47 rushing, one receiving), has replaced Brett Basanez, who was cut Wednesday, as the Bears’ No. 3 signalcaller behind Jay Cutler and Caleb Hanie.

The four-year starter from Central Michigan is the only player in NCAA history with 12,000 career passing yards (12,905) and 2,500 career rushing yards (2,948). For his career, LeFevour completed 1,171-of-1,763 passes (66.4 percent) for 12,905 yards, 102 touchdowns and 35 interceptions and rushed for 2,948 yards on 671 carries (4.3 ypc) with 47 scores.

LeFevour is the fourth of five Bears draft picks to sign with the team, joining OT J’Marcus Webb (seventh round, 218th overall), who inked a deal on Sunday; CB Joshua Moore (fifth round, 141st overall), who signed Tuesday; and DE Corey Wootton (fourth round, 109th overall), who penned a deal yesterday.

In PFW's 2010 Draft Preview, personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki wrote that the 6-3¼, 230-pound LeFevour had very good size, was highly competitive and had “good lateral agility and scrambling ability to create plays with his feet.” On the downside, Nawrocki wrote LeFevour “would need to be a near-flawless decision maker to beat a good NFL defense and is the type of QB a team would always be looking to replace if he were ever to crack a lineup.”

 

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