Bears part ways with veteran Bennett

Lake Forest, IL ( - The Chicago Bears terminated the contract of veteran wide receiver Earl Bennett on Tuesday.

Bennett, who's spent his entire six-year career with Chicago, appeared in 15 games with three starts last season and hauled in 32 passes for 243 yards and four touchdowns.

A college teammate of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler at Vanderbilt, the 26-year- old Bennett has racked up 185 receptions for 2,277 yards and 12 touchdowns over 78 games with 29 starts, including a career-high 15 in 2009.