As a rookie, the 5-10, 210 pounder ranked fourth on the Bears in rushing (101 yards), third in carries (19) and first among running back with a 5.3 yards per carry average.
With the additional roster spot the Bears signed G Qasim Mitchell from the practice squad to the active roster.
Mitchell was signed to the Bears practice squad on Sept. 15 after spending the past season on the Cleveland Browns Injured Reserve list. He joined the Browns as an undrafted college free agent following the 2002 NFL Draft. The 6-6, 355 pounder out of North Carolina A&T was at training camp with the Browns, released, signed to their practice squad and released Sept. 12 before signing with the Bears.