Seales tapped as free agent by the Chicago Bears

Published 8:28 pm Saturday, April 29, 2017

On Saturday, the Chicago Bears selected Memorial High grad Jhajuan Seales as a free agent.

While not as opportune as being a draft pick, it gets him into the pros.

In the end, Seales said he felt good.

Subscribe to our free email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

“My thoughts are very good. I am very excited I can showcase my skills out there,” he said.

Seales was a wide receiver for Oklahoma State. His senior year was his best when he notched 615 yards.

However, despite some impressive play on field, he found himself in legal trouble in 2014 and 2015. The first was a public intoxication charge and the second was driving under the influence. He was suspended one game for each incident and, today, Seales suspects it’s why he wasn’t an outright draft pick.

“I think the troubles I had at Oklahoma State were my downfall,” he said.

Nevertheless, Seales repeated that he wasn’t nervous, waiting by the phone.

“I put it all to God, I wasn’t nervous at all,” he said. “I just was waiting on the call. I was chilling with my family and friends, just eating and waiting for someone to give me a chance and an offer.”

Now that he has that chance, Seales said he’s eager to show up and show off. Seales doesn’t yet know what he’ll be doing with the Bears, but he knows what he brings to the table.

“I am someone who will come in and is willing to work and is wiling to do whatever he can for the team,” Seales said.

Seales’ Memorial teammate, former Baylor and Prairie View A&M defensive back Terrence Singleton, also did not hear his name called in the draft. He is still waiting to be picked up by a team.

Former Lamar cornerback Brendan Langley was drafted in the third round by the Denver Broncos on Friday.

I.C. Murrell added to this article.