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Football: Two more Bears sign free agent deals — Calvin to Falcons, Owusu to Vikings

The count of 2011 Cal senior football players who have either been drafted or signed free-agent contracts is now 11 after wideout Michael Calvin signed with the Atlanta Falcons and DE Ernest Owusu was picked up by the Minnesota Vikings.

Calvin wasn’t even a starter last season. Owusu joins fellow DE Trevor Guyton with the Vikings.

Of course, merely signing a contact doesn’t promise making a regular-season roster, but gives them a training camp opening.

Nonetheless, impressive.

Here’s the latest count:

Drafted: OT Mitchell Schwartz (Cleveland Browns), LB Mychal Kendricks (Philadelphia Eagles), P Bryan Anger (Jacksonville Jaguars), WR Marvin Jones (Cincinnati Bengals), DB D.J. Campbell (Carolina Panthers) and DE Trevor Guyton (Minnesota Vikings).

Free-agent signings: TE Anthony Miller (Denver Broncos), OG Justin Cheadle (Kansas City Chiefs), Saf Sean Cattouse (San Diego Chargers), WR Michael Calvin (Atlanta Falcons) and DE Ernest Owusu (Minnesota Vikings).

Figure out which one of these guys can play a little quarterback and you’ve got a football team.

Jeff Faraudo