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Posted on: Friday, May 28, 2010

NFL: Bears sign 3rd-round pick S Wright to 4-year deal


Associated Press

LAKE FOREST, Ill. The Chicago Bears have signed Florida safety Major Wright to a four-year deal, putting their last unsigned draft pick under contract.

The team announced the deal Friday.

The Bears selected Wright with their first overall pick, taking the 5-foot-11, 206-pound defender in the third round.

He started three years for the Gators and came out for the draft as a junior after making eight career interceptions and 165 tackles.

The Bears have been looking for a free safety who can help settle a secondary that has struggled since the team reached the Super Bowl after the 2006 season.