Ka'Deem Carey

Running back Ka'Deem Carey of the Arizona Wildcats in 2013. (Christian Petersen / Getty Images / November 23, 2013)

The Bears signed running back Ka'Deem Carey, the first of their two fourth-round picks, to a four-year contract Tuesday, the team announced.

Carey is expected to help back up Pro Bowler Matt Forte. The reigning Pac 12 Offensive Player of the Year is known for being difficult to tackle and for exploiting running lanes with his vision. He averaged 5.4 yards and had 19 touchdowns on 349 carries at Arizona last season.

Carey is the fourth player in the Bears' eight-player draft class to sign, joining fourth-round safety Brock Vereen, sixth-round quarterback David Fales and seventh-round left tackle Charles Leno.


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