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The Chicago Bears got down to the 53-man roster limit Friday, releasing, among others, quarterback Josh McCown and running back Armando Allen. It was a bitter pill to swallow for both, who came off outstanding efforts in Thursday’s preseason finale against Cleveland.

Circumstances worked against both, with the Bears preferring to carry two quarterbacks and investing a lot of money into that position with Jay Cutler and Jason Campbell. Allen lost out to veteran Lorenzo Booker for the third running back spot, due in part, to Booker’s ability to return kicks, including a 105 yard touchdown against Washington earlier in the exhibition season.

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Additionally, the club traded fullback Tyler Clutts, who saw little action during the preseason. The Bears official release announcing the moves is listed below:

The Chicago Bears have acquired CB Sherrick McManisfrom the Houston Texans today in exchange for FB Tyler Clutts.

McManis has appeared in 23 games over two seasons with Houston after being selected by the Texans in the fifth round (144th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.  READ MORE