The Chicago Bears announced that they have agreed to terms with seven players who participated in this weekend's mini-camp on a tryout basis.
Joining the Bears' 90-man off-season roster will be Wisconsin-Whitewater quarterback Matt Blanchard, Texas Southern receiver Joseph Anderson, Illinois State tight end Brandon Venson, Concordia offensive lineman Tyler Hendrickson, Central Florida offensive lineman Nick Pieschel, Boston College punter Ryan Quigley and UCONN kicker Dave Teggart.
Of the group, Teggart was an invitee to the 2012 Scouting Combine.
"We’re just evaluating them based on what we see out here and that’s all we’ve done for any of the positions," Bears head coach Lovie Smith said. "You evaluate guys in shorts without the pads and you want to see athletic ability. We have a chance to also see them in the meeting rooms to see how they pick things up and just see how we work with them on the field. So this was a great evaluation and I think the guys had an opportunity to prove what they can do."
The Bears only had five open spots on their roster before the tryout, so two players will need to be released before all seven are officially signed to contracts.