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Chicago Bears (3-13)

Sun. 12/11 Sun. 12/18 Sat. 12/24 Sun. 1/1
@ Det
L 17-20
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vs. GB
L 27-30
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vs. Was
L 21-41
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@ Min
L 10-38
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Bears to sign Benny Cunningham to boost return game

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears boosted their kickoff return game, signing Benny Cunningham to a one-year contract.

Cunningham ranked among the top kickoff returners in the NFL the past four years with the St. Louis and Los Angeles Rams. His 2,575 yards in that span rank fourth, and he had the league's third-highest return average at 27.2 yards last season. He also ran for 101 yards in 2016 and has rushed for 748 yards over four seasons.

Cunningham joins a team that finished last in the NFC North at 3-13. The Bears announced the move on Tuesday.

NFC North Division
xy-Green Bay 1060.625
x-Detroit 970.563
Minnesota 880.500
Chicago 3130.188
Full Standings
Pass Yds: M. Barkley1611
Pass TDs: M. Barkley8
Rush Yds: J. Howard1313
Rush TDs: J. Howard6
Rec Yds: C. Meredith888
Rec TDs: C. Meredith4
Int: C. LeBlanc2
Sacks: W. Young7.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5704 (15)
Passing Yards: 4139 (15)
Rushing Yards: 1735 (17)
Points per game: 17.4 (29)
Yards per game: 356.5 (15)
Touchdowns: 29 (27)
Field Goals: 18 (30)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5548 (15)
Passing Yards: 3828 (6)
Rushing Yards: 1950 (27)
Points per game: 24.9 (24)
Yards per game: 346.8 (15)
Touchdowns: 40 (20)
Field Goals: 33 (27)
Date Player Transactions
3/20 C. Prosinski re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2017)
3/20 C. Wilson re-signed/unrest FA
3/17 J. Jenkins signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2017)
3/14 C. Barth re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2017)
3/12 K. Wright signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2017)
3/12 T. Compton signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2017)
3/11 C. Jones re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2017)
3/11 J. Banks re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2017)
3/11 M. Cooper signed/unrest FA Three-year contract (through 2019)
3/10 M. Wheaton signed/unrest FA Two-year contract (through 2018)
Date Player Status
1/14 Q. Demps hamstring (Questionable)
1/1 L. Floyd concussion (Doubtful)
1/1 D. Bush ankle (Questionable)
1/1 B. Callahan hamstring, knee (Questionable)
1/1 D. Fales right thumb (Questionable)
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