Bears waive running back Bell

The Chicago Bears waived running back Kahlil Bell on Thursday.

Bell re-signed with the Bears in April for $1.26 million for one season. The Chicago Tribune reported Bell declined to accept a pay cut to $700,000 and asked for his release.

Bell appeared in 13 games with the Bears last season, including three starts, and rushed for 337 yards. He rushed for 557 yards over three seasons in Chicago.