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Bears Pick Up Brandon Meriweather



    The Bears Sunday scooped up former Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather after New England dropped him on Saturday.

    Chicago signed Meriweather, a two-time Pro Bowl safety, for a one-year deal.

    Though he experienced some controversy at University of Miami, Meriweather had 12 interceptions during the past three seasons. That's fourth most by an NFL safety during that period, the Tribune points out.

    The addition is the latest of several roster moves made by the Bears.

    On Saturday, the team made it official and let running back Chester Taylor go, bringing an expected end to a wild chain of events.

    Taylor, who appeared to be on the way out for a while, hinted he was finished in Chicago early in the week.

    "I still love football," he said Thursday. "I still love playing the game. I still believe I can help a team win."

    The Bears signed Taylor in 2010 to a four-year, $12.5 million contract with $7 million guaranteed, hoping he would push Matt Forte. Instead, he ran for just 267 yards while averaging a career-low 2.4 per carry.