Booker one of three players released

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Marty Booker’s return to the Bears was short-lived. It lasted one season. The veteran wide receiver was released Friday, one of the three players cut loose.

Booker leaves with 329 receptions as a Bear, tied for the third-most in franchise history. He is the only Bears wide receiver since 1972 to be selected to the Pro Bowl.

Booker was brought back last offseason to help shore up a group that lost Bernard Berrian and Muhsin Muhammad. He was seldom used in training camp and barely played in preseason.

He appeared in 13 games, making five starts, and had 14 catches for 211 yards and two touchdowns.

Linebackers Gilbert Gardner and Marcus Riley were also released.

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