The Bears have signed defensive end Jamaal Anderson to a one-year deal. Anderson was the eighth overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft.
Chicago signed defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis to a one-year contract in June. He didn't report to training camp Wednesday and has advised the Bears that he will retire, the team announced.
The return of coach Sean Payton will solve some of the Saints' problems, but not their shaky defense.
The Saints ended a disappointing season with a 44-38 loss to the Panthers.
Both teams come into Sunday's game hot. The Saints can win three in a row for the second time this year and reach .500 for the second time. The Panthers have won four of their last five and can surpass last year's 6-10 record.

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