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East Carolina quarterback all set to join Bears as free agent

East Carolina quarterback all set to join Bears as free agent

Ryan Pace's desire to add a quarterback didn't compel him to use one of the Bears' six draft picks on one. Instead, the general manager moved quickly after the draft to sign East Carolina free agent Shane Carden. Before Pace met with reporters for his post-draft news conference, Carden tweeted: "My journey has never been easy and that's what makes me who I am, can't wait for my opportunity in Chicago with the Bears #chipneverleft" Later, Pace would not confirm the Bears' agreement with Carden. He said the Bears would finalize a free-agent deal with a quarterback Sunday. As for why the Bears passed on prospects such as Baylor's Bryce Petty...

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