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Bears rookie Chad Hamilton retires from football

Former Coastal Carolina offensive lineman Chad Hamilton signed as an undrafted free agent with the Bears in the spring, but was unable to stay healthy.

Hamilton, who was a consensus All-American in 2014, decided to retire on Thursday before the Bears took the field for their second day of training camp.

The 6-foot-2, 292-pound offensive lineman, who was expected to compete for a starting spot on the Bears offensive line, helped the Chanticleers to the best fourth down conversions in the country last season.

No indication on what is next for Hamilton.