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Defensive lineman David Carter signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears, who waived linebacker Jonathan Brown and signed WR Alexander (AJ) Cruz to a three-year contract.

Carter has four starts in 35 career NFL games with the Arizona Cardinals (2011-12) and Dallas Cowboys (2013). Carter, who was originally selected in the sixth round (184th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Cardinals, also spent time with the Raiders and Jaguars during the 2014 offseason.

Cruz spent the past two two seasons in the AFL with the LA Kiss (2014) and Arizona Rattlers (2015). In 2015, Cruz had 51 kickoff returns for 1,221 yards (23.9-yard average) and six touchdowns in 12 games. He has added 27 receptions for 220 yards (8.1-yard average) and five touchdowns and 11 rushes for 46 yards (4.2-yard average) and three touchdowns.


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