Chicago Bears work out CFL quarterbacks Jake Dolegala, Kai Locksley

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The Chicago Bears worked out CFL quarterbacks Jake Dolegala and Kai Locksley on Wednesday, according NFL reporter Aaron Wilson.

Dolegala joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders ahead of the 2022 season and made the team as the third-string quarterback behind Cody Fajardo and Mason Fine. He made his first career start in Week 7 against the Toronto Argonauts and completed 13-of-28 pass attempts for 131 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. He also saw action in the Banjo Bowl, completing three-of-seven pass attempts for 23 yards and an interception.

The six-foot-seven, 242-pound passer went unselected in the 2019 NFL Draft out of Central Connecticut State University. He signed with the Cincinnati Bengals and spent his entire rookie season on the active roster, though he never saw the field. He was on the practice roster in New England in 2020 before brief stints with the Green Bay Packers and Miami Dolphins.

The 26-year-old was charged with impaired driving in Regina this past season, leading the team to suspend him for one game.

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Locksley contributed in a number of ways for the Edmonton Elks as a CFL rookie this past season, taking reps at quarterbacks and receiver. He made 12 starts at slotback, catching 17 passes for 247 yards, rushing 48 times for 117 yards and seven touchdowns, and completing five-of-eight pass attempts for 50 yards.

The six-foot-four, 210-pounder played quarterback at the University of Texas at El Paso where he threw for 2,266 yards, nine touchdowns, and 14 interceptions over two seasons with the team (2018-19). He originally committed to Texas in 2015 where he was converted to receiver as a freshman, though he did not see the field with the Longhorns.

The 26-year-old signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2021 and participated in training camp as a receiver, though he was released as part of the team’s final cuts.