Leak signs free-agent contract with Chicago

Updated: April 30, 2007, 9:58 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

CHICAGO -- Chris Leak is a Chicago Bear.

Leak, the Florida quarterback who went undrafted in this weekend's NFL draft, signed a free-agent contract with the Bears.

Leak won the college football national championship at Florida last year. His size (a hair under 6 feet tall) was one drawback cited by NFL scouts.

"We were happy that he is with a Super Bowl team like the Bears," his father, Curtis Leak, told the Charlotte Observer on Monday. "It's a good situation for him. That's all that matters to us. I feel great about it."

Leak threw for 2,435 yards and 16 touchdowns last season for Florida.

Florida had eight players selected in the draft, including two in the first round. Defensive end Jarvis Moss went No. 17 to Denver and safety Reggie Nelson was the 21st pick, heading to Jacksonville.

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