The Bears added a running back, but not to the active roster. They signed undrafted free agent Kahlil Bell from UCLA. Bell, 5’11″ and 212 pounds played for the UCLA Bruins and was picked up by the Minnesota Vikings after the draft. Obviously he had no chance of making the active roster in Minnesota because of Adrian Peterson and Chester Taylor are there.
I like this move by the Bears, it helps having an extra RB somewhere on your roster, even if it is the practice squad. By the way the Bears cut G John Asiata to make room for Bell.
NFL.com said this about Bell during the NFL combine:
“Although Bell is a strong one-cut back with loads of potential, he had an injury-riddled and generally ineffective career with the Bruins. He played in only 25 games over the past three seasons, starting 14, because of a suspension (2006), torn right ACL (2007) and high ankle sprain (2008). As a senior, he averaged 2.8 yards per carry playing hurt behind a young, constantly rotating offensive line. His 10 catches for 65 yards did not showcase his talents, either. If his legs are healthy and his mind is right, teams running a zone-blocking scheme could find him to be a great bargain as a late pick or free agent. Had an arm span of 31 1/2 inches and a hand span of 10 1/4 inches at the combine.”