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Harvey Unga | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/18/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 237
College: Brigham Young
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Jaguars signed FB Harvey Unga.
A former seventh-round Supplemental pick of the Bears, Unga hasn't appeared in a game since 2012. He participated in the Panthers' rookie camp on a tryout basis, but failed to earn a contract. The Jaguars are giving Unga a look at fullback after losing Bradie Ewing. WR Chad Hall was waived. Sat, Aug 16, 2014 03:29:00 PM

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Free agents RB Harvey Unga, CB Pat Lee, RB Kendial Lawrence, and FB Dorin Dickerson are among 35 players participating in Panthers rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

Unga was a seventh-round pick by the Bears in the 2010 Supplemental draft. Lee, 30, has appeared in 47 career games but none since 2012. Dickerson can fly and play fullback, receiver, or tight end. Lawrence spent last summer with Dallas.
Fri, May 16, 2014 10:49:00 AM

Bears promoted RB Harvey Unga from the practice squad.

DE Cheta Ozougwu was waived in a corresponding roster move. With Armando Allen (knee, questionable) looking shaky for Sunday, Unga could serve as the Bears' third-string back behind Matt Forte and Kahlil Bell against the Lions.
Fri, Dec 28, 2012 04:56:00 PM

Bears waived RB Harvey Unga.

And an era ends. 25-year-old Unga generated a ton of hype among apparently bored NFL observers leading up to the 2010 supplemental draft. He wound up being taken in the seventh round and never appeared in a game. A fullback-tailback 'tweener, Unga does not possess running ability to play in the league.
Sun, Aug 26, 2012 02:34:00 PM

Bears reinstated FB/RB Harvey Unga from the reserve/left squad list.

Unga spent all of the 2011 season on the list after leaving training camp to attend to a "personal matter" in mid-August. Unga will be squarely on the roster bubble in 2012. Most likely, he won't end up making it through final cuts.
Mon, Apr 16, 2012 04:39:00 PM

Bears placed RB Harvey Unga on the reserve/left squad list.

It's just a procedural move that means Unga won't count against the 53-man roster until he returns to the team. Regardless, Unga is not expected to make the final roster. Leaving training camp to attend to a personal matter gave him no shot of beating out Kahlil Bell.
Thu, Sep 1, 2011 08:29:00 AM

The Bears have removed RB Harvey Unga's nameplate from his locker-room stall.

The Bears will likely place Unga on the reserve/left squad list for the season. He opened camp as a roster long shot, and killed his chances by leaving Bourbonnais to attend to a "personal matter" in the middle of the month. Chicago's three tailbacks this year should be Matt Forte, Marion Barber, and Kahlil Bell. Chester Taylor still seems likely to be released.
Wed, Aug 31, 2011 01:30:00 PM

Bears RB Harvey Unga has left training camp to deal with a "personal matter."

It's the second time Unga has exited Bears camp, presumably because of the same issue. A seventh-round supplemental pick last year, Unga was already behind the curve in terms of on-field skills. He won't make the 53-man roster.
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 01:39:00 PM

Bears RBs coach Tim Spencer confirmed that Harvey Unga will have to earn his way onto the roster on special teams.

Unga, a seventh-round supplemental pick a year ago, essentially had a redshirt season thanks to a preseason hamstring injury. With Chester Taylor likely back and Kahlil Bell getting tendered, there isn't room for Unga on offense.
Mon, Mar 7, 2011 10:22:00 AM

Bears placed RB Harvey Unga (hamstring) on injured reserve, ending his season.

A total waste of a future seventh-round pick. Unga's talent fell well short of NFL-caliber to begin with, and a hamstring (likely torn) injury knocked him out for all of training camp. GM Jerry Angelo and Lovie Smith had better hope their big ticket free agents pay off, because their draft pick usage is the worst in the league. Unga doesn't have a future in the NFL.
Thu, Aug 12, 2010 02:46:00 PM

Bears RB Harvey Unga's hamstring injury may sideline him for all of the preseason.

The hamstring may be torn, an injury that'd cripple the supplemental pick's chances of making the roster. Per Monday's preseason depth chart, Unga was listed as Chicago's fourth-string "H-back." Desmond Clark is the starter.
Mon, Aug 9, 2010 07:29:00 PM

Rookie Harvey Unga's early-camp hamstring injury is worse than the Bears originally believed.

Unga hasn't been able to practice in camp, and he wasn't around to get indoctrinated into Mike Martz's offense during offseason drills. At this point, the supplemental pick is on the outside looking in for a roster spot.
Thu, Aug 5, 2010 10:51:00 AM

Bears signed seventh-round supplemental draft pick Harvey Unga, a running back from BYU, to a four-year contract.

Though Unga is being billed as a possible No. 3 tailback, his skill set is better cutout for a fullback in the Mike Martz offense. Martz doesn't use true lead blockers, but requires his tailbacks to have plus speed and his fullbacks to be capable pass catchers. Unga falls into the latter category.
Wed, Jul 21, 2010 02:49:00 PM

The Chicago Sun-Times confirms that supplemental draft pick Harvey Unga will have to compete for a roster spot this summer.

Kahil Bell, Garrett Wolfe, Brandon Minor, and Unga all bring unique skill sets to the table, none of which are particularly exciting. Wolfe has an edge because of his special teams ability. Unga could end up on the practice squad.
Fri, Jul 16, 2010 09:33:00 AM

Bears selected BYU RB/FB Harvey Unga in the seventh-round of Thursday's supplemental draft.

Coordinator Mike Martz doesn't use a traditional lead blocker, but he appreciates a big back with pass catching ability. We've seen nothing to suggest that Unga will be a better prospect than tweeners such as Brian Leonard or Peyton Hillis, so fantasy owners should temper their enthusiasm for his long-term value. He may end up on the Bears' practice squad after missing an opportunity to learn Martz's complicated scheme in spring workouts.
Thu, Jul 15, 2010 02:27:00 PM

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2Josh Freeman
3B.J. Coleman
4Chandler Harnish
5Josh Portis
6David Carr
7Rex Grossman
8Vince Young
9Brady Quinn
10Kevin Kolb
11Caleb Hanie
12Tim Tebow
13Curtis Painter
14John Skelton
15Mike Kafka
16Pat White
17Trent Edwards
18Jerrod Johnson
19Adam Weber
20John Parker Wilson
21Nick Stephens
22Tyler Wilson
23Ryan Katz
24Colby Cameron
25Kyle Padron
26James Vandenberg
27Mike Hermann
28Nathan Stanley
29Dalton Williams
30Matt Brown
31Caleb TerBush
32Tim Jenkins
33Dayne Crist
34Brett Smith
35James Franklin
36Jordan Rodgers
37Brendon Kay
38Logan Kilgore
39Chase Rettig
40Tommy Rees
41Brock Jensen
42Nate Enderle
43Kory Faulkner
44Alex Carder
45Keith Price
46Collin Klein
47Rusty Smith
RB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Pierre Thomas
4Brandon Jackson
5D.J. Ware
6Chris Johnson
7Ryan Torain
8Maurice Jones-Drew
9Beanie Wells
10Andre Brown
11Jordan Todman
12Jamie Harper
13Jalen Parmele
14Peyton Hillis
15BenJarvus Green-Ellis
16Chris Rainey
17Terrance Ganaway
18Alvester Alexander
19Jewel Hampton
20Zach Brown
21D.J. Harper
22Tim Cornett
23Stephen Houston
24Lance Ball
25Ray Rice
26Michael Bush
27Evan Royster
28Alex Green
29Brandon Saine
30Mikel Leshoure
31Isaac Redman
32Javarris James
33Josh Vaughan
34Delone Carter
35Darren Evans
36Armond Smith
37Anthony Allen
38Damien Berry
39Richard Murphy
40William Powell
41Derrick Strozier
42David Fluellen
43Roy Finch
44Tim Flanders
45Jordan Lynch
46Jordan Roberts
47Orwin Smith
48Kapri Bibbs
49Cierre Wood
50Stefphon Jefferson
51Deonte Williams
52Bradley Randle
53Quentin Hines
54De'Leon Eskridge
GLB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Maurice Jones-Drew
4Pierre Thomas
5Chris Johnson
6Ryan Torain
7Beanie Wells
8Andre Brown
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Chris Johnson
3Jordan Todman
4Steven Jackson
5Maurice Jones-Drew
6D.J. Ware
7Beanie Wells
8Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Tony Fiammetta
7Frank Summers
8Chris Pressley
9Brit Miller
10Will Ta'ufo'ou
11Braden Wilson
12Zach Boren
13Lonnie Pryor
14Harvey Unga
15Owen Marecic
16Shaun Chapas
17Dorson Boyce
18Eric Kettani
19Quinn Johnson
20Owen Schmitt
21Brian Leonard
22Ben Bartholomew
23Ina Liaina
24Stephen Campbell
25J.C. Copeland
26Chad Young
27Kadeem Jones
28Collin Mooney
29Maurice Hagens
30James Baker
31Karl Williams
32Jourdan Brooks
33Chad Abram
34Alex Debniak
35Ryan Roberson
36Jonathan Amosa
37Rupert Bryan
38Cameron White
39Eddie Williams
40Jon Hoese
41Ben Guidugli
42Nate Eachus
43Devonte Campbell
44Michael Zordich
45Ryan D'Imperio
46Brock Bolen
WR11Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Lance Moore
4Santonio Holmes
5Laurent Robinson
6Titus Young
7Joe Morgan
8Darius Johnson
9Lamont Bryant
10Greg Childs
11Ryan Whalen
12Jamar Newsome
13Terrence Toliver
14Kevin Hardy
15Tim Benford
16LaRon Byrd
17Devery Henderson
18Richard Goodman
19Ben Obomanu
20Keenan Davis
21Taulib Ikharo
22Erik Lora
23Chad Bumphis
24Robby Toma
25Carlin Isles
26Emmanuel Arceneaux
27Johnathan Haggerty
28Naaman Roosevelt
29Matt Willis
30Lavelle Hawkins
31Brett Swain
32Chaz Schilens
33Brian Robiskie
34Tiquan Underwood
35Charly Martin
36Marcus Jackson
37Derek Moye
38Kamar Jorden
39Nicholas Johnson
40Sederrick Cunningham
41Zach Rogers
42Jordan White
43Chris Summers
44Dan Buckner
45Roy Roundtree
46Erik Highsmith
47Tyrone Goard
48Sam McGuffie
49Mark Harrison
50Cole McKenzie
51Jamal Miles
52Rashad Evans
53T.J. Moe
54Jasper Collins
55Bert Reed
56Brandon Carswell
57Joseph Anderson
58Jeremy Ebert
59LaQuan Williams
60Diondre Borel
61Julius Pruitt
62Mardy Gilyard
63Jon Baldwin
64Chastin West
65Terrell Sinkfield
66Jheranie Boyd
67Eric Rogers
68Rashaad Carter
69Demetrius Fields
70Scott Pillar
71Chip Reeves
72Mike Davis
73Cody Hoffman
74Quintin Payton
75Wilson Van Hooser
76C.J. Goodwin
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Greg Jennings
3Davone Bess
4Anthony Armstrong
5Kerry Meier
6David Nelson
7Greg Little
8Kris Durham
9A.J. Jenkins
10Eric Page
11Chris Givens
12Darius Hanks
13Kealoha Pilares
14Brandon Banks
15Drew Davis
16Raymond Radway
17Donald Jones
18Mohamed Massaquoi
19Earl Bennett
20Jordan Shipley
21Micheal Spurlock
22Steve Breaston
23Donte' Stallworth
24Aaron Mellette
25Robert Gill
26Martel Moore
27Lanear Sampson
28Alec Lemon
29Lamaar Thomas
30Dominique Croom
31Nicholas Edwards
32Charles Hawkins
33Alex Gillett
34Eric Thomas
35Lacoltan Bester
36Greg Hardin
37Michael Jenkins
38David Ball
39Devin Aromashodu
40David Reed
41Jarett Dillard
42Dezmon Briscoe
43Duke Calhoun
44Tim Toone
45Isaiah Williams
46David Douglas
47Dale Moss
48Brandon Collins
49Tray Session
50Jeff Fuller
51Joe Adams
52Marvin McNutt
53Kevin Elliott
54Jared Green
55Mike Willie
56Michael Calvin
57Taveon Rogers
58Andrew DePaola
59James Shaw
60Devin Goda
61Tori Gurley
62Ronald Johnson
63Terrence Austin
64Roberto Wallace
65Bobby Sewall
66Darius Reynaud
67Deon Butler
68Early Doucet
69Patrick Crayton
70Micah Hatfield
71Jordan Harris
72Jaz Reynolds
73Austin Franklin
74Alex Neutz
75Geraldo Boldewijn
76Kelsey Pope
77Anthony McClung
78Weston Dressler
79Perez Ashford
80Jason Thompson
81Omarius Hines
82Gerrard Sheppard
83Andy Cruse
84Anthony Amos
85R.J. Webb
86Andrew Helmick
87Jerry Johnson
88Rodrick Rumble
89Brandon Kaufman
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2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Greg Jennings
5Laurent Robinson
6Davone Bess
7Kris Durham
8A.J. Jenkins
TE1Adam Nissley
2Danny Noble
3Randy McMichael
4Leonard Pope
5Tony Scheffler
6David Thomas
7Zach Miller
8Kevin Boss
9Aaron Hernandez
10Tommy Gallarda
11D.J. Williams
12Sean McGrath
13Andrew Szczerba
14Steve Watson
15James Casey
16Daniel Graham
17Billy Bajema
18Jamie Childers
19Joe Sawyer
20Emmanuel Ogbuehi
21Jacob Pedersen
22D.J. Tialavea
23Justin Jones
24Asa Watson
25Evan Wilson
26Joel Dreessen
27Ben Hartsock
28Visanthe Shiancoe
29Cameron Morrah
30Matt Furstenburg
31Ben Cotton
32David Rolf
33Nelson Rosario
34Jake Byrne
35Weslye Saunders
36Mike McNeill
37Hayden Smith
38Zach Potter
39Colin Cloherty
40Jeron Mastrud
41Steve Maneri
42Dominique Curry
43Tom Crabtree
44Brody Eldridge
45Nate Byham
46Dedrick Epps
47Martin Rucker
48Dan Gronkowski
49Evan Moore
50Jamie McCoy
51Nathan Overbay
52Cameron Graham
53Michael Higgins
54Alex Silvestro
55Andre Hardy
56Martell Webb
57Tim Biere
58Evan Landi
59Taylor Cook
60Colin Anderson
61Travis Tannahill
62Travis Beckum
63Richard Quinn
64Jake O'Connell
65Isaiah Stanback
66Morrell Presley
67Brian Wozniak
68David Wright
69Jason Schepler
70Chase Clement
71A.C. Leonard
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2Billy Cundiff
3Rob Bironas
4Alex Henery
5Nate Freese
6Sergio Castillo
7Mitch Ewald
8Kevin Goessling
9Matt Szymanski
10Danny Hrapmann
11Brandon Bogotay
12Havard Rugland
13Austin Signor
14Morgan Lineberry
15Quinn Sharp
16Brett Baer
17Brett Maher
18Jose Maltos
19Adam Yates
20Zach Ramirez