LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears have signed defensive back Rod Hood to a one-year contract, adding depth to a dinged-up secondary.
Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
The Bears announced the move Tuesday, one day after the Cleveland Browns released Hood. He signed with the Browns in May and had been rotating at cornerback, but he was beaten on a touchdown pass in Saturday night's preseason victory over the Tennessee Titans.
The Bears have been short-handed in the secondary during the preseason, with cornerback Charles Tillman recovering from offseason back surgery and cornerback Zackary Bowman and safety Danieal Manning nursing hamstring injuries. Each has missed the first three preseason games.
The Bears also released wide receiver Derek Kinder, a seventh-round draft pick out of Pittsburgh, on Tuesday.
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