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Bears re-sign Benny Cunningham

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The Bears will be bringing back their third-string running back.

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Benny Cunningham will be back for his second season with the Bears.
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The Chicago Bears have re-signed running back Benny Cunningham, according to Joel A. Erickson of The Advocate.

Cunningham, who will be 28 in July, signed a one-year deal with the team last March. He served as the team’s third-string running back behind Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen. While he didn’t carry the ball often - he only had nine rushing attempts for 29 yards - he served as a receiving back and a special teams stalwart: he saw action on nearly 55 percent of the team’s special teams snaps. Cunningham caught 20 passes for 240 receiving yards and two touchdowns in 2017. He also returned seven kickoffs for 147 yards and ended the season with 13 special teams tackles.

With Cunningham in tow, the Bears have all of their running backs from last season still on the team. This likely means that they will not draft a running back this year, barring a shocking trade of Howard.

The financial terms to the agreement have not yet been disclosed.