Chicago Bears sign undrafted free agents: Illinois DT Keith Randolph Jr. among new additions

After Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles completed his five-player draft class, he set out to work signing undrafted free agents Saturday evening.

The Bears didn’t have any picks after selecting Iowa punter Tory Taylor in the fourth round and trading back into the draft to pick Kansas edge rusher Austin Booker in the fifth round.

But after waiting out the sixth and seventh rounds, they worked to fill out their roster with signings or training camp invites for these undrafted rookies, per media and university reports.


  • Western Kentucky’s Austin Reed

Tight ends

  • Kentucky’s Brenden Bates

Running backs

  • Howard’s Ian Wheeler

Offensive linemen

  • British Columbia’s Theo Benedet

Defensive linemen


  • UCLA’s Carl Jones


  • Troy’s Reddy Steward