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Bears Release Veteran S Antrel Rolle

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Bears are releasing veteran S Antrel Rolle on Sunday.

Rolle has already confirmed the news via his Twitter account.

There was talk that Rolle could be on the roster bubble after a disappointing first year in Chicago, and they used a fourth-round pick on S Deon Bush and a sixth-round selection on S DeAndre Houston Carson, so it was clear that his time with the Bears was likely coming to an end.

Rolle, 33, was in the second year of his three-year, $11.25 million contract that included $4.9 million guaranteed. He was set to make a base salary of $2.4 million for the 2016 season.

According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Rolle will free up $2,718,750 in available cap space while creating no dead money.

In 2015, Rolle was limited to appearing in seven games and recorded 35 tackles, no interceptions, and a pass defense for the Bears. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 39 safety out of 89 qualifying players.