Bears signed rookie DE Shea McClellin, the No. 19 overall pick, to a four-year, $8.2 million contract.
He received $7.5 million guaranteed. McClellin certainly will be heavily involved in Chicago's nickel defense, but it remains to be seen whether he'll beat out LE Israel Idonije for a role in the base package. For now, we're penciling in McClellin as an every-down defensive end. The Bears have shown no interest in playing McClellin as a stand-up outside linebacker, so far.