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Bears sign Unga to four-year deal

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears signed running back Harvey Unga to a four-year contract Wednesday.

The Bears selected Unga in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL supplemental draft following a decorated career at BYU, where Unga finished as the Cougars' all-time leading rusher with 3,455 yards, caught 102 passes and scored 45 career touchdowns.

Unga left BYU in April after violating the school's honor code, which prohibits sexual relations with somebody outside of marriage. Unga and his girlfriend welcomed their first child in early July and were recently married.

He is expected to compete with Garrett Wolfe, Kahlil Bell and fellow rookie Brandon Minor for a spot on the Bears' final 53-man roster.

To make room for Unga and quarterback Mike Teel on the 80-man roster, the Bears released two undrafted free agents: defensive tackle Jimmy Saddler-McQueen and receiver Vic Hall.

Jeff Dickerson covers the Bears for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.