Black Bears Sign Contracts 

Two University of Maine football playershave signed free-agent contracts with NFL teams after they werepassed over during the NFL’s weekend draft. After the draft ended, defensive end Jovan Belcher signeda contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. Linebacker Andrew Downeysigned with the Detroit Lions. Belcher, who is expected to play linebacker in the NFL, was theColonial Athletic Association’s defensive player of the year lastseason. Downey was a second-team all-conference selection.