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Bears release Eddie Royal, three others


The Bears on Thursday released veteran receiver Eddie Royal and waived defensive lineman Will Sutton, offensive lineman Cornelius Edison and fullback Paul Lasike.

Royal, who will turn 31 later this month, signed with the Bears in 2015 after catching 62 passes for 778 yards and seven touchdowns with the Chargers in 2014. But injuries limited him to nine games in each of his two seasons in Chicago. He had 37 receptions for 238 yards and one TD in 2015 and 33 catches for 369 yards and two touchdowns last year.

Sutton was selected by the Bears in the third round of the 2014 draft out of Arizona State. He appeared in 36 games with 18 starts over three seasons, recording 20 tackles and no sacks.

Last season Edison appeared in six games—all as reserve—while Lasike played in 10 contests with three starts, rushing for eight yards on three carries and catching one pass for three yards.

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