Bear Report goes 1-on-1 with Chicago Bears FB Freddie Stevenson, an undrafted free agent out Florida State who will be one of only two fullbacks at training camp.
The Chicago Bears will bring two fullbacks to training camp this year, including former Florida State product Freddie Stevenson.
Stevenson was signed as an undrafted free agent shortly after the 2017 NFL Draft and will compete with three-year veteran Michael Burton for a spot on Chicago’s 53-man roster.
Stevenson (6-1, 241) served as an H-back for the Seminoles and was used primarily as a lead blocker. That role could have a lot of value for a Bears offense that will revolve around Pro Bowl RB Jordan Howard this season.
Throughout training camp and the preseason, Stevenson will have an opportunity to prove he’s worth a roster spot, despite the dying nature of the fullback position.
We sat down with Stevenson during veteran minicamp to discuss his many upcoming challenges.
“Things are going really good. I’m enjoying this entire process of coming out here and showing I can get better every day. There’s definitely a lot of competition but that’s the fun part for me. It’s a great way to improve and to learn how to play effectively at this level.
“I enjoyed it while it was just the rookies practicing but the addition of the vets has made it just that more challenging. That’s what we’re here for after all, to show that we can stand up and work well with really accomplished players.
“One thing I’ve definitely noticed is that the playbook is much more difficult now that the vets are back. When it was just us rookies the coaches took things kind of…
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