The Bears signed free-agent wide receiver Ryan Grice-Mullen Thursday, and he was suited up and on the field for the noon practice, although he didn't participate.
To make room on the roster, which remains at the NFL maximum of 80, fullback J.D. Runnels was cut. Runnels was a sixth-round pick in 2006 out of Oklahoma, and he palyed briefly in the only two games he was active that year. Runnels spent last season on injured reserve.
Grice-Mullen put up put up huge numbers in college, catching 237 passes for 3,370 yards and 36 touchdowns in three seasons before entering the draft with a year of eligibility remaining. He was undrafted but signed with the Texans and was later released. The 5-foot-11, 183-pounder is more quick than fast and will have to play in the slot. Though his college numbers are impressive, Grice-Mullen is more a product of a pass-happy system than anything else.