Bears add Gurode, dump Okoye

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The Chicago Bears have done some roster churning on Tuesday, a day after placing starting guard Lance Louis on injured reserve.

Louis will be replaced by veteran lineman Andre Gurode.  He spent nine years with the Cowboys and one with the Ravens, starting 127 games.  Perhaps best known for having his forehead shredded with the cleat of Albert Haynesworth in 2006, Gurode had been out of football this season.

To make room for Gurode, the Bears released defensive tackle Amobi Okoye.  A former first-round pick of the Texans (that’s two former first-round picks of the Texans who were cut on Tuesday), Okoye spent 2011 with the Bears, signed with the Bucs in the offseason, and returned to the Bears in late August.

He can now return to the Bucs.  Or the Texans.  Or anywhere else, if he clears waivers.