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Bears sign five tryout players, including Matt McCants

The Bears announced they signed five players, while placing four on waivers.

Chicago signed receiver Matt Fleming, defensive back John Franklin III, offensive lineman Jeremi Hall, defensive back Tyrin Holloway and offensive lineman Matt McCants. They cut offensive lineman Travis Averill, linebacker Howard Jones, offensive lineman Cameron Lee and linebacker Nyles Morgan.

The Giants made McCants a sixth-round pick in 2012. He spent most of his rookie season on the practice squad, but the Giants waived him before the start of the 2013 season.

It’s a pretty simple answer for cornerback Mike Hughes. He’s going to see limited snaps in a reserve role with the Minnesota Vikings. It’s the deepest position on the roster.

Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes will retain their starting spots on the boundaries. The Vikings re-signed Terence Newman, who served as the primary slot cornerback last year. He’s going into his age-40 season but remains an effective defender.

If Newman shows decline in his play, Mackensie Alexander would probably slide into the slot position.

Ajayi and a friend stayed at the mansion for five days after the Super Bowl in February, throwing at least three parties, according to TMZ. The owner specifically banned parties at the house, and charged $5,000 for each party, though Ajayi has yet to pay the charges.

The owner claims Ajayi broke a table, scratched floors and violated the no smoking policy during Ajayi’s stay.

He also accuses Ajayi of pushing him in the chest “in a menacing and threatening manner” when the owner confronted the running back February 18. The owner said local security was called to remove Ajayi from the property.

TMZ said neither Ajayi nor his representation has responded to a request for comment.

Reich, who was hired in February, is a quarterback whisperer who helped turn Carson Wentz into an MVP candidate overnight. His presence should help, as should that of No. 6 overall pick Quenton Nelson, who should dominate from the get-go as a pass protector and run-blocker at left guard.  cardinals_045