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Hamilton claimed by Bears



CB Marcus Hamilton played his first NFL game against the Bears on Sunday, filling in for the suspended Elbert Mack and injured Aqib Talib.

With his services no longer needed, he was promptly released by Tampa Bay.

He wasn't unemployed for long.

Hamilton was claimed off waivers by the Bears, who no doubt were impressed by Hamilton's relatively solid performance in Chicago.

It's great news for the 2007 seventh-round pick, who had spent all of his short NFL career on the practice squad before being promoted last week. Meanwhile, the Bucs get Mack back this week and hope Talib is healthy enough to play against Green Bay.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:12pm]


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