Undrafted rookies fight to make Bears roster

Chicago Bears rookie Ian Wheeler talks to media after rookie minicamp, May 11, 2024. (Jazmine Thomas/MEDILL).

By King Jemison Medill Reports   The NFL draft was done. But for former Illinois defensive lineman Keith Randolph Jr., the show had just begun.  “When the draft is over, everything’s coming so fast,” Randolph said.  He was one of the highest-ranked prospects to go undrafted — and thus one of the biggest names on […]

Array of emotions accompany Bears fans to NFL draft

By Everett Munez Medill Reports When Caleb Williams walks onto the grass at Soldier Field, he won’t be following in the footsteps of greatness.  The 2022 Heisman Trophy winner out of USC and the Bears top pick in the 2024 NFL draft follows a long history of disappointment at quarterback. The 104-year-old franchise is one […]