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Towards the end of the 2011 season Bears fans got a very good look at running backs Kahlil Bell and Armando Allen.
Bell had been wearing the blue & orange since 2009. He was signed to the Bears primarily as a special teamer when Garrett Wolfe went on the injured list.
His flashes of brilliance that year were good enough to keep him on board for 2010 and he managed to work his way to the active roster last season.
Armando Allen was a last minute addition to the practice squad last year after he was cut by Tampa Bay.
When Matt Forte and Marion Barber went down with injuries toward the end of the 2011 season, Bell was moved up to the starting spot. Allen edged out Robert Hughes for the backup spot, Hughes is no longer with the team.
Kahlil Bell and Armando Allen are very similar to one another. They both played at major Division I colleges with Bell playing at UCLA and Allen playing for Notre Dame. Both players were signed to the team as rookies after being cut by the teams...
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