Since making a solid appearance against the Buffalo Bills, Bears running back Harvey Unga has been excused from the team for personal reasons.
Now, according to a league source, the Bears will get a roster exemption for him.
With final cuts to 53 due Saturday, the Bears don't have to make a decision on Unga until he returns to the team.
Still, it seems Unga does not have a spot on the 53-man roster. Matt Forte and Marion Barber are locks, and Kahlil Bell is in an awfully strong position. Meanwhile, veteran Chester Taylor is counting the days until he's a former Bear. Via trade or release, Taylor will be gone by the weekend.
Unga, a seventh-round pick in the supplemental draft, is practice squad eligible, though.