Posted May 4th, 2008 by Brian
Filed under: Draft, Football

Safety [tag]Drew Kelson[/tag] and linebacker [tag]Robert Killebrew[/tag] have been invited to the Chicago Bears’ rookie camp for a try-out. They will join 26 other unsigned players, 12 draftees, and 10 rookie free agents at the Bears’ rookie minicamp this weekend and will have three practices to try to get someone’s attention.

A try-out is not the same as signing a rookie free agent deal, there will definitely be a huge uphill battle in front of them to make the team. Their best hope may be that in this limited opportunity they can impress enough to make the Bears’ coaching staff believe they could make an important contribution on special teams. Even if they don’t make the Bears’ roster it is important they show up well and generate a little buzz around their name, hopefully resulting in a try-out with another team.


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  1. reply to  #1

    Carl Rasmussen

    Drew Kelson should have started at Strong Safety last year. No offense to Eric Jackson, but Drew brings a rare combination of football instincts, smarts, ability and intangibles (attitude, team player, character, coachability, etc) to a defense.

    He may not end up with Bears, but he will be on NFL team for the 2008 season.

    Speaking of Eric and Scott Derry another unsigned Longhorn, any word if they got invited to any tryouts?

    You’d think that last year’s successful Longhorn rookie crop would have put more attention on this year’s crop than draft/signings revealed. Already see where free agent Derek Lokey is getting a lot of attention at KC.

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