The Bears have parted way with running back Kahlil Bell after he declined to take a pay cut.
Bell, who was scheduled to make $1.26 million this season, was waived Thursday evening. The Bears figured his salary was too high for a third-string running back and asked Bell to play for $700,00. Bell, in turn, asked to be released so he could seek an opportunity elsewhere.
Bell made some noise late last season, gaining 116 yards per game over the final three games of the season with Matt Forte sidelined. He also showed good ability in the passing game, catching 14 passes over the same span. It will be interesting to see where he lands.