Bears Sign Undrafted Free Agent Black Bear out of Alaska Wilderness
By: Dylan Siegfried
LAKE FOREST, IL--Last Thursday, the Monsters of the Midway silently added to their pool of free agent signings with Wesley, a largely unnoticed black bear out of the Alaska Wilderness.
"We really think Wesley will help us add depth and bulk to our defensive line," said defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano, standing next to the tempered glass cage containing the former free agent. "His football experience may be limited, but it's like he was born to play for our team."
At just 5'11", Wesley is slightly shorter than most others at the nose tackle position, but he makes up for it by weighing in at 660 lbs. Teammates agree he carries his weight very well and looks great in the Bears' colors.
"Watching him on the field, you'd think he was a natural born predator," said star defensive end Khalil Mack, as Wesley squared off against a blocking sled layered in salmon. "I'm just thankful I don't have to line up against him, those piercing eyes might make me want to retire right on the spot."
Mack isn't the only defensive star that thinks highly of Wesley. Akiem Hicks said, with a big smile on his face, "I like him. He gets me." With the support of the team and coaching staff alike, you can expect that Wesley will quickly be clawing at the hearts of Chicagoans city-wide.
Sources confirm that the entire Bears coaching staff is excited to deploy Wesley this season, they're just hoping he doesn't disappear come December.