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Chicago Bears waive RB Kahlil Bell, sign TE Brody Eldridge

The Chicago Bears waived running back Kahlil Bell and signed tight end Brody Eldridge

Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The Chicago Bears waived running back Kahlil Bell Monday and signed tight end Brody Eldridge to a one-year contract, according to the Chicago Bears official Twitter account.

Bell was waived earlier this season by the Chicago Bears after he refused to take a pay cut but was re-signed on Sept. 15 following the injury to starting running back Matt Forte. Bell has played well in limited time for Chicago, rushing for 589 yards in a 131 career carries, but he was made expendable after being supplanted on the depth chart by free-agent signee Michael Bush. Bell played in 22 games for the Bears over the past three seasons.

Eldridge signed with the Bears after spending his first two NFL seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. He was waived by the Colts at the conclusion of the 2011 season and then signed by the St. Louis Rams. However, Eldridge was cut after he was suspended four games by the NFL for violating the substance abuse policy. In 27 career games, Eldridge has 14 receptions for 84 yards.