The final decisions to fire Bears general manager Phil Emery and coach Marc Trestman were reached late Sunday night, according to Bears President Ted Phillips.
Giovani Bernard had a strong season as a rookie running back with the Bengals last year.
But it's his connections to legendary Bear Brian Piccolo that might interest fans in Chicago.
By the time the fifth round rolls around on draft weekend, NFL teams are typically down to taking flyers on guys with high ability but maybe questionable character, likely special-teamers, or fits
One of the more interesting player sagas in and around the Bears over the past few year came to an end Thursday when the Bears released veteran offensive lineman Frank Omiyale.