Bears come to terms with picks Manning, Dvoracek

Updated: July 5, 2006, 10:38 PM ET
Associated Press

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears finally have all of their picks under contract.

On Wednesday, the Bears agreed to four-year contracts with second-round draft pick Danieal Manning and third-round choice Dusty Dvoracek.

Manning, a safety from Abilene Christian, was chosen with the 42nd pick -- the Bears' first of the draft. He had 159 tackles, 11 interceptions, 13 pass breakups, six forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries in college. Dvoracek, a defensive tackle from Oklahoma, had 131 tackles and 16 sacks.

The Bears completed a hectic flurry of signings.

Earlier in the week, the Bears signed second-round selection Devin Hester of Miami, who looks to figure in special teams, and linebacker Jamar Williams, a fourth-round pick out of Arizona State, who should be a building block for the future.


Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press

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