Taylor inherits Peterson's No. 29 with Bears
Running back Chester Taylor will wear No. 29 for the Bears, the same number he had with the Vikings last season.
This all but confirms that Adrian Peterson, who has worn No. 29 for the last eight seasons, will no longer be with the team. Asked a week ago if he had heard from the Bears, Peterson -- now a free agent -- said in a text message that he'd had no contact with anyone from the organization. Peterson said after the season that he didn't expect to be back.
New tight end Brandon Manumaleuna will wear No. 86, which was last worn by Marty Booker two seasons ago.