PHILADELPHIA – Former Temple defensive back Maurice Jones has signed a rookie free agent contract with the Chicago Bears.
Jones is the fifth Owl to sign with an NFL team this spring. He joins RB Montel Harris (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), PK/P Brandon McManus (Indianapolis Colts), OL Martin Wallace (Cleveland Browns), and DE John Youboty (Denver Broncos)
A three-year starter at corner, Jones is the eighth Temple graduate to join the Chicago team. FB Evan Rodriguez (a fourth round Draft pick in 2012), OL Derek Dennis, TE Steve Maneri, as well as Cliff Stein (Vice President of Football Administration), Sean Desai (defensive quality control), Bob Macedo (scouting), and Andre Odom (scouting) are currently with the Bears’ staff.
Temple’s 2012 class of signees—three Draftees and nine rookie free agents—set the school record with 12 players joining NFL teams.