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Bears sign Wright; first team with all draft picks signed

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By PFW staff

The Bears signed S Major Wright to a four-year contract Friday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The signing of Wright means the Bears will have all five draft picks in camp on time. Chicago is the first NFL team to have all of its draft picks signed for the fifth consecutive year (2006-10). It's the first time in league history that a team has had all of its draft picks signed before the end of May.

The 5-11, 206-pound Wright started 33 games in three seasons at Florida, collecting 165 career tackles (111 solo), 10 passes broken up, eight interceptions, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

In PFW's 2010 Draft Preview, personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki wrote that Wright, who left the Gators after his junior season, "is best utilized as an in-the-box zone defender and should be a core special-teams player."

The Bears also announced that they have waived DE Lawrence Wilson, who was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Ohio State on April 25 following the draft.

 

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