Bears sign Draft picks Khaseem Greene, Marquess Wilson
The 6-1, 241 pound Khaseem Greene, selected in the fourth-round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears, started 39 of 51 games and set an NCAA record by forcing 15 fumbles during his career at Rutgers. The 24-year-old Khaseem Greene also recorded 387 tackles with 32.5 for a loss, 11.5 sacks, 10 pass-breakups, seven fumble interceptions, six fumble recoveries and 34 special teams stops during his collegiate career.
As a senior, Khaseem Greene led the Rutgers Scarlett Knights with 136 tackles and was named the Big East defensive player of the year last season.
Marquess Wilson, drafted in the seventh-round by the Chicago Bears last weekend, appeared in 33 games while starting 28 over three seasons at Washington State. The 6-4, 184-pound Marquess Wilson was suspended from the team by Cougars coach Mike Leach last year, but ended up leaving Washington State with one year of eligibility remaining.
The 20-year-old Marquess Wilson finished his collegiate career as the Washington State’s all-time leader with 3,207 receiving yards, ninth-most in the Pac-12 history. He also added 189 receptions and 23 receiving touchdowns, both numbers considered second-most in Washington State’s history. Marquess Wilson holds two more school records for most 100-yard receiving games (14) and most 150-yard receiving games (4).
The Chicago Bears have now successfully signed four of their 2013 draft picks after agreeing to contracts with Louisiana Tech offensive tackle Jordan Mills (fifth-round pick) and Georgia defensive end Cornelius Washington (sixth-round pick) earlier on Wednesday. Only the Chicago Bear’s top two draft picks – Oregon guard Kyle Long (first-round) and Florida linebacker Jonathan Bostic (second-round) remain unsigned at this point.