The Bears on Monday signed running back Curtis Brinkley to a one-year contract and waived undrafted rookie receiver Marcus Rucker.
Brinkley entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Chargers in 2010. The Syracuse product appeared in 23 games with two starts for San Diego over the past three seasons, rushing for 227 yards and one touchdown on 71 carries and catching 19 passes for 118 yards. He also averaged 21.3 yards on seven kickoff returns.
Last season Brinkley played in 10 games with one start, rushing for 115 yards on 39 carries and catching 12 passes for 77 yards, all career highs.
The Bears needed depth at running back after Harney Unga suffered a rib injury late in Friday night’s preseason opener and Armando Allen hurt his hamstring in Sunday’s practice.
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