Bears release veteran receiver Royals

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears released veteran receiver Eddie Royal on Thursday.

Royal was limited to nine games in each of his two seasons in Chicago because of injuries after agreeing to a three-year deal in March 2015. He caught 33 passes for 369 yards this year after finishing with 37 receptions for 238 yards and a TD last season.

Royal has 408 catches for 4,357 yards and 28 touchdowns in nine seasons with Denver, San Diego and Chicago.

The Bears also signed two draft picks - running back Tarik Cohen of North Carolina A&T (fourth round) and offensive lineman Jordan Morgan, a fifth-rounder out of Kutztown (Pennsylvania). And they waived defensive lineman Will Sutton, fullback Paul Lasike and offensive lineman Cornelius Edison.

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