Boise State Broncos
The Bears agreed to terms with first round pick Shea McClellin Friday, the same day rookie mini camp got started at Halas Hall.
Venable primarily played special teams for the Bears as a rookie last season.
The Big East is set to announce the additions of Boise State and San Diego State as football-only members and Houston, Central Florida and SMU for all sports as soon as Wednesday.
In a minor move Wednesday, the Bears re-signed safety Winston Venable and placed safety Anthony Walters on injured reserve with a hamstring injury.
The Big 12 has approved bringing in West Virginia to replace Missouri when the Tigers complete their move to the Southeastern Conference, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
An official in the Big East tells The Associated Press that the conference plans to double its exit fee to $10 million dollars, then invite Boise State, Navy and Air Force as football-only members, and Central Florida as a member in all sports.