Bears sign WR Aiken, release RB Unga

Bears sign WR Aiken, release RB Unga
Former Chicago Bears CB Zack Bowman of the Minnesota Vikings tries to block Buffalo Bills WR Kamar Aiken.

The Bears made some changes to their practice squad on Tuesday, terminating the contract of RB Harvey Unga, and signing WR Kamar Aiken.

Unga, selected by the Bears in the seventh round of the 2010 Supplemental Draft, never suited up for the Bears on game day and spent most of the 2011 season excused from the team for personal reasons. This season, after he struggled to make an impression in training camp, he was signed to the team’s practice squad.

Aiken, a 6-2, 213-pound receiver, was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Central Florida in 2011. He appeared in two games, recording zero receptions. He was released from the Bills practice squad last week.

The Bears were looking to add options down the line at wide receiver, while not disrupting their 53-man roster in the wake of rookie Alshon Jeffery’s hand injury suffered on Sunday afternoon in Jacksonville.

Early reports are that Jeffery suffered a fracture to his right hand could miss multiple weeks following the bye. The Bears have not confirmed the nature of the injury. “It’s nothing major,” Smith said. “He’ll be back out there before we know it.”


Filed under: Roster Moves

Tags: Harvey Unga, Kamar Aiken

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