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Monday, September 5, 2011
Bears waive Moore, pick up Allen

By Michael C. Wright

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears continued making roster moves on Monday, waiving cornerback Joshua Moore while signing running back Armando Allen to the practice squad.

The move to waive Moore comes as somewhat of a surprise considering several members of the organization indicated the former fifth-round pick was one of the team’s best pure cover corners.

An NFL source said the team would look to add Moore to the practice squad. But at this point, the club doesn’t have an available spot, which means the team would need to release another player to make room for Moore.

Allen, meanwhile, comes to the Bears from Tampa Bay, which added him as an undrafted free agent out of Notre Dame. Allen averaged 3.5 yards per carry throughout the preseason, and also caught a 20-yard touchdown pass.

Moore played three games for the Bears last season, contributing one special-teams tackle. He made his debut on Oct. 24 in the team’s 17-14 loss to the Washington Redskins.