Bears Sign 3rd Round S Major Wright

Chicago Bears third-round safety Major Wright has signed a four-year contract, the team announced on Friday.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Wright, the 75th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, started 33 of his 41 games at the University of Florida, declaring for the NFL after his junior season. The 6-0, 204-pound Wright developed a reputation as a ball-hawk, pulling down seven interceptions over his final two seasons patrolling the back-end of the Gators' secondary.

Overall, Wright posted 165 tackles, 8 interceptions, 10 pass break-ups, 4 forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery during his three seasons in Gainesville. Two of Wright's eight interceptions came during bowl games, including one during the 2008 National Championship Game against Oklahoma.

By getting Wright signed, Bears Senior Director of Football Administration Cliff Stein has met his self-imposed deadline of wanting all five of his team's 2010 NFL Draft picks signed before Memorial Day. For the second year in a row, the Bears are the first team to have all of their draft picks signed.

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