Armando Allen RB CHI 3 Months
Bears waived RB Armando Allen, TE Fendi Onobun, CB Demontre Hurst, DT Christian Tupou, RB Harvey Unga, DL Aston Whiteside and DE Josh Williams.
Allen was angling for No. 3 duties, but a hamstring injury torpedoed his roster chances. Onobun stood out in the offseason program, but commenced to fade in pads. Unga was briefly on the roster last season, but didn't appear in a game.
Armando Allen RB CHI 4 Months
Bears reserve RB Armando Allen is week-to-week with a right hamstring injury.
We're only posting because it severely damages Allen's roster chances. The Bears have precious little depth behind Matt Forte and Michael Bush, but are expected to sign free agent Curtis Brinkley on Monday. Allen took the rock three times for 12 yards in Chicago's preseason opener, but also lost a fumble.
Armando Allen RB CHI Aug 24 '12
Armando Allen and Lorenzo Booker are battling for the Bears' No. 3 RB spot.
With Kahlil Bell now out of the mix, it's a two-man race for the right to caddy behind Matt Forte and Michael Bush. Allen is five years younger but Booker brings 36 games of NFL experience.
Armando Allen RB CHI Dec 26 '11
Armando Allen rushed 11 times for 40 yards in Chicago's Week 16 loss to the Packers.
Making his NFL debut after being signed off the practice squad last Monday, Allen had an impressive night, pinballing off tacklers as he showed good burst up the middle. Like starter Kahlil Bell, Allen benefitted from some excellent blocking by the Bears' offensive line, but certainly looked like a player who could challenge for a roster spot next summer.
Armando Allen RB CHI Dec 19 '11
Bears signed RB Armando Allen and LB Thaddeus Gibson from their practice squad.
Undrafted out of Notre Dame, Allen rushed for 28 yards on eight preseason carries with the Bucs. He'll add depth behind Kahlil Bell and Marion Barber while Gibson pitches in on special teams.