The Chicago Bears have elevated running back Armando Allen to the active roster from the practice squad and placed running back Lorenzo Booker on injured reserve.|||||||
Booker sat out practice this week after sustaining a head injury in the final preseason game at Cleveland.
The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with Booker.|||||||
A third-round draft pick out of Florida State by Miami in 2007, Booker spent the past two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings and was used primarily as a kick returner and third running back.
The Minnesota Vikings plan to sign Booker. Interim coach Leslie Frazier confirmed the decision Monday, with the team still mulling a corresponding roster move.|||||||
Booker played this season in the United Football League for the Hartford Colonials, leading the league with an average of 5.4 yards per carry. He was a third-round draft pick by the Miami Dolphins out of Florida State in 2007 and played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2008.
Booker was inactive for Sunday's game against the Ravens.|||||||
Booker has rushed for 32 yards on 16 carries this season.
The Eagles acquired Booker from Miami for a fourth-round selection in a draft-day trade.|||||||
Booker had 125 yards on 28 carries in seven games -- one start -- with the Dolphins in 2007. He also showed promise out of the backfield, making 28 catches for 237 yards. He'll likely fill a similar role behind Brian Westbrook.