Kyle Long

Ex-Bears make cameos on 'Empire' finale

Ex-Bears make cameos on 'Empire' finale

Nathan Palmer has lived one dream as an NFL wide receiver, but he'll get to live out another one on the hit drama "Empire" on Wednesday.

Palmer and defensive tackle Bruce Gaston, both of whom were waived by the Bears on Monday, and Giants tight end and Naperville native Matt LaCosse, shot scenes in March and were scheduled to make cameos during the show's Season 2 finale.

All three share an agent who helped them get on the show, which is shot in Chicago, but making an appearance on "Empire" probably means a little bit more to Palmer, who's trying to launch a side career as a singer and has produced several music videos.

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