Former North player Faaeteete signs with Bears; Bernard joins Rams

Former North Medford High standout David Faaeteete was one of 10 undrafted players to sign a free agent contract with the Chicago Bears on Monday.

Faaeteete, a 6-foot-2, 310-pound defensive lineman, compiled 19 tackles — eight for a loss — and two sacks last season for Oregon. His primary responsibility as a defensive tackle involved occupying as much space and opposing blockers as possible to allow his teammates to make plays.

Faaeteete helped lead the Black Tornado football team to a runner-up showing in 2003 during his senior season. He also was named the state's defensive player of the year in 2003.

Oregon State also had three players sign free agent contracts over the weekend, with running back Yvenson Bernard signing with the St. Louis Rams and center Kyle DeVan and defensive end Dorian Smith each signing with the Washington Redskins.

Bernard joins teammate Roy Schuening in St. Louis after the Rams selected the offensive guard in the fifth round of the NFL draft. The 5-8, 204-pound Bernard totaled 3,862 rushing yards at OSU, second in school history and sixth all-time in the Pac-10 record book.

If Bernard makes the roster, he will be a backup to Steven Jackson, the player he replaced in Corvallis.

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