The Bears on Tuesday signed free-agent running back Jacquizz Rodgers to a one-year contract. Rodgers spent his first four NFL seasons with the Atlanta Falcons.
The chance to play for coach John Fox was a major factor in veteran cornerback Alan Ball’s decision to sign with the Bears last Friday.
The Bears will celebrate Back to Football Week by hosting the second annual Super Bears Shuffle 5K at Soldier Field on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Bears running back Matt Forte will donate a $1,000 equipment grant to the football program at his alma mater, Slidell (La.) High School, through USA Football.