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Football: Bears’ unexpected NFL exodus continues as DT Moala says he intends to declare

Cal is confirming earlier reports on Friday that defensive tackle Viliami Moala is intending to enter the NFL draft.

Moala will become the fourth member of the team to declare early, and the third member of a defense that yielded over 45 points per game. Also entering the draft will be defensive back Kameron Jackson, linebacker Khairi Fortt and tight end Richard Rodgers. The deadline for signing up early is Wednesday.

Moala’s intended departure means Cal will lose bothstarting defensive tackles from a 1-11 team. The other starter, Deandre Coleman, is a senior.

The Bears will get back defensive tackle Mustafa Jalil, who played a lot in 2012 before missing the entire 2013 season with a knee injury.

Jeff Faraudo