The Bears announced they have released running back Kahlil Bell after three seasons with the team.…
Bears camp competition: Bell vs. Allen
Midway through the 2009 season, the Chicago Bears elevated running back Kahlil Bell from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. Two days later, Bell took his first handoff as an NFL running back and streaked 72-yards against the Philadelphia Eagles. He carried 40 times that season, averaging a robust 5.5 yards per carry. Last season, after injuries felled both Matt Forte and Marion Barber, Bell was named the starter for the final two contests. In his first start as a pro, he rushed 23 times for 121 yards, adding four catches for 38 yards. For the season, he had 70 carries for 337 yards (4.3 avg.), to go with 19 receptions for 133 yards. Bell's late-season surge helped him earn a one-year, $1.26 million contract from the Bears as a restricted free agent this offseason. Yet, despite the raise in pay, Bell is far from a lock to make this year's 53-man roster. RB Kahlil BellJeff Hanisch/US Presswire During veteran minicamp last month...
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