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>>Brandon Meriweather Signs With Bears
(Chicago, IL)  --  The Bears agreed to terms with safety Brandon Meriweather,

who was cut on Saturday by the Patriots, to a one-year contract on Sunday. 

Meriweather was the  Pats' first-round selection in the 2007 draft out of

Miami-Florida, and was named to the Pro Bowl in each of the last two seasons. 

Meantime, running back Chester Taylor, who was cut by the Bears, signed with

the Cardinals.

>>Northwestern, Illinois Open Up Seasons With Wins
(Undated)  --  The Northwestern Wildcats and Illinois Fighting Illini both

opened up the college football season with victories.  The Wildcats went on the

road and took down Boston College 24-17 with back up quarterback Kain

Colter playing for Dan Persa.  Illinois took care of buisness at home against

Arkansas St. 33-15.

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