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Leonard Floyd signs rookie contract with Bears


The Chicago Bears were able to move up a few spots in the 2016 NFL Draft to selected Georgia defensive end/outside linebacker Leonard Floyd ahead of the New York Giants. He is expected to be a big part of their defense going forward and they have locked him up for the first few years of his career.

Friday afternoon, Floyd agreed to a four-year deal with the Bears and he is looking to make a big impact as soon as he steps onto the field. There is no clear indication exactly where he will fit in their defense this year.

During his three years at Georgia, Leonard Floyd made a big impact, playing both defensive end and standing up as an outside linebacker. He recorded 4.5 sacks in 2015, which led the Bulldogs for the third straight year.

The Bears have now locked all but one of their draft picks to contracts. Former Florida defensive end Jonathan Bullard, a third-round pick, is the only exception.

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