Bears Sign 6th-Round Pick Duke Shelley

The Bears have their entire five-man rookie class under contract.

Chris Emma
June 20, 2019 - 9:38 am

(670 The Score) The Bears have signed Kansas State cornerback Duke Shelley, their sixth-round pick, to his rookie contract.

With the signing, the Bears have now locked in their entire five-man draft class. That's welcome news a year after the the Bears had a contract dispute with then-rookie linebacker Roquan Smith, who didn't sign until mid-August.

The 5-foot-9 Shelley was a second-team All-Big 12 member as voted on by league coaches in 2018 despite missing five games with a right leg injury. He had eight interceptions over 37 career starts.

The Bears are set to open training camp at Olivet Nazarene in Bourbonnais in late July.

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