Bears WR Hurd released

In this file photo, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Sam Hurd (C) looks for a first down against the...

In this file photo, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Sam Hurd (C) looks for a first down against the Arizona Cardinals in the third quarter during an NFL game in Glendale, Arizona, December 25, 2010. (REUTERS/Rick Scuteri)

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LAKE FOREST, IL - The Chicago Bears released wide receiver Sam Hurd on Friday following Wednesday's arrest on federal drug charges.

The Chicago Tribune reported Hurd allegedly attempted to purchase drugs from a supplier in North Texas. The Northern Illinois product told an undercover agent that he wanted up to 10 kilograms of cocaine and a half ton of marijuana per week for distribution in the Chicago area, according to a report the paper cited that was filed by a special agent for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Hurd's bail was set at $100,000 at a hearing on Friday and he will have to appear in federal court in Dallas for arraignment.

Hurd signed a three-year contract with the Bears this past offseason after playing the previous five seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. The 26-year-old has been primarily used on special teams by the Bears.

In 77 career games with Dallas and Chicago, Hurd has 53 receptions for 739 yards and two touchdowns.


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