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Bears sign 2 draft picks
The deals announced Wednesday make them the first picks to sign with their teams.
The 6-foot-5, 316-pound Mills, an offensive tackle, appeared in 37 games with 34 starts in four seasons at Louisiana Tech.
The 6-4, 265-pound Washington, a defensive end, started 25 of 51 games for Georgia. He recorded 76 tackles (46 solo), with 63 quarterback pressures, 10 1/2 sacks and 17 tackles for loss.