The Chicago Bears announced yesterday that they have come to terms with 6th round pick (184th overall) cornerback Isaiah Frey on a 4-year contract. The terms of the deal are not yet know, but could be in the 2 million range.
Frey is 22 years old and is 6 feet exactly. He does have the height to fit in as cornerback in the NFL. However, since he was a late round draft pick, his best shot of making the team would be on special teams. In 2011, Frey had 25 tackles, 5 interceptions and 21 pass deflections for Nevada. He has great speed, but not great in coverage.
The Bears drafted two cornerbacks in the draft and Frey was the first one they drafted. The Bears also drafted Greg McCoy and he signed a 4-year deal a couple days ago. Frey and McCoy will come in and join a cornerback group of Charles Tillman, Tim Jennings, new comers Kelvin Hayden and Jonathan Wilhite. So … the cornerback position is closed or very close to being closed. Both Frey and McCoy could have a hard time making teams. However, if a player does good in preseason, the team will not let them go.
The Bears open rookie minicamp tomorrow and the Bears still have two unsigned draft picks … 1st round pick DE/LB Shea McClellin and 3rd round pick S Brandon Hardin. Not to mention, rookies are already showing up at Halas Hall today. Both McClellin and Hardin could sign very soon. The Bears want them there and they want to be there so they can get to know the team.
Here are the contracts that TE Evan Rodriguez and CB Greg McCoy received. Rodriguez earned a signing bonus of 445,200 and 2,545,200 all together. Greg McCoy received a signing bonus of 60,2408 and 2,160,248 all together.