Bears sign former BYU star

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears on Tuesday signed running back Harvey Unga, who the team selected in the seventh round of the supplemental draft last week.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the Chicago Tribune reported it is for four years, along with a signing bonus worth approximately $60,250.

Unga finished his collegiate tenure at BYU as the school's all-time leading rusher with 3,455 yards and added 36 rushing touchdowns over four seasons (2006-09) with the Cougars. He departed school in a cloud of suspicion, though, after breaking the school's strict honor code. His girlfriend, former BYU women's basketball player Keilani Moeaki, also left school for that reason.

The native of Provo, Utah is expected to compete for a third-string running back slot, according to the Tribune.

In other roster moves, the Bears released defensive tackle Jimmy Saddler- McQueen and wide receiver Vic Hall.


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