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Bears Take BYU RB Unga in NFL Supplemental Draft

The Bears took the most talked about player in today’s NFL supplemental draft, selecting running back Harvey Unga in the seventh round.

Unga led BYU in career rushing yards, and he led the Mountain West Conference with 1,087 rushing yards in 2009.

As a result of today’s pick, the Bears will give up a seventh-round pick.

Unga is expected to compete with Garrett Wolfe, Khalil Bell and rookie free agent Brandon Minor for a backup spot on the roster.

The Bears currently have two fullbacks under contract: Eddie Williams and Will Ta’ufo’ou, after releasing veteran Jason McKie earlier in the offseason. The Bears were one of 20 teams to attend Unga’s workout in front of NFL scouts prior to the supplemental draft.

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One Response to “Bears Take BYU RB Unga in NFL Supplemental Draft”

  1. Chris says:

    A good, low-risk pick-up. I think Khalil Bell could show enough vision and strength to earn the number 3 spot. I think the Bears have been stung in the past by lack of depth, including last season when Forte was hurt. This year, Tim Spencer has been singing the praises of Forte’s conditioning.

    They would probably like to have on most gamedays three available running backs that can all carry the load if asked. If Taylor gets hurt, Bell would be able to take some of the heat off of Forte whereas I don’t think Wolfe is ready for that. If Unga can excel in special teams, that might send Wolfe to the practice squad or the street.

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