Bears trade Payne to Rams for draft pick

Updated: April 28, 2010, 7:41 PM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears somewhat solved their conundrum at safety Wednesday brought on by the acquisitions of Major Wright and Chris Harris by trading Kevin Payne to the St. Louis Rams for an undisclosed 2011 draft pick.

A third-year veteran who started 22 of 32 career games with the Bears, Payne became expendable when Wright was drafted in the third round last week and Harris was re-acquired on Tuesday from the Panthers in exchange for linebacker Jamar Williams.

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