The Chicago Bears announced the the release of veteran LT Jermon Bushrod on Tuesday.
#Bears have released veteran LT Jermon Bushrod.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) February 16, 2016
There was talk that Bushrod was likely to be a cap casualty after a poor 2015 season, so this shouldn’t come as a major surprise.
Bushrod, 31, was entering the fourth year of his five-year, $35.965 million contract that included $22.465 million guaranteed. He was set to make a base salary of $6.4 million for the 2016 season.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Bushrod will free up $4.3 million in available cap space while creating $4.4 million in dead money.
In 2015, Bushrod appeared in 12 games for the Bears. However, he was limited to playing just 238 total snaps this past season.