The Chicago Bears announced on Tuesday that they have released veteran TE Dion Sims.
— Chicago Bears (@BearsPR) February 21, 2019
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported yesterday that the Bears were expected to release Sims, so this doesn’t come as a surprise given that he has been mentioned as a potential cut for the past few months.
Sims, 28, is a former fourth-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2013. He has played out his four-year, $2,627,552 contract with Miami before agreeing to a three-year, $18 million with the Bears for the 2017 season.
Sims was in the final year of the agreement and set to make a base salary of $6 million for the 2019 season.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Sims frees up $6 million of available cap space while creating $333,334 in dead money.
In 2018, Sims appeared in eight games for the Bears and caught just two passes for nine yards receiving and no touchdowns.