Bears Released Veteran TE Dion Sims


The Chicago Bears announced on Tuesday that they have released veteran TE Dion Sims

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, 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.

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