Bears Take Rutgers LB Khaseem Greene In 4th Round

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears devoted a second straight draft pick to the linebacker position by selecting Khaseem Greene of Rutgers in the fourth round of the NFL draft Saturday.

Greene, who is 6-foot-1, 241 pounds, converted from safety to outside linebacker in 2011 and set an NCAA record with 15 career forced fumbles.

On Friday, the Bears had used their second-round pick on inside linebacker Jonathan Bostic from Florida. Their third-round pick had been traded in 2012 to Miami for wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

The Bears had less need at outside linebacker than inside after parting ways with Brian Urlacher, but also lost strong side linebacker Nick Roach in free agency to the Oakland Raiders. They signed former Carolina Panthers linebacker James Anderson as a possible replacement.

Greene went to Chicago with the 117th overall pick.


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