After failed multi-year deals with veteran backups to running back Matt Forte, the Bears have opted for restraint in the form of a one-year deal done Wednesday with former Kansas City Chief and Baltimore Raven backup Shaun Draughn.
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Draughn, 6-0, 205 pounds, with established credentials on special teams as well, was an undrafted free agent who made the Kansas City Chiefs’ practice squad in 2011-12 and had brief stints with Baltimore and Indianapolis last season.
He has played in 20 games, with 63 carries for 235 yards and two touchdowns plus 24 receptions for another 158 yards. Significantly for any roster purposes, he has 25 kickoff returns for 590 yards (23.6 ypc), four special team tackles and one forced fumble.