Bears release Nick Foles after giving up on trade pursuit

Bears release Nick Foles after giving up on trade pursuit

The Bears formally moved on from Nick Foles on Sunday, releasing the previous Tremendous Bowl-winning quarterback as a substitute of constant to attempt to commerce him.

The 33-year-old Foles didn’t have an apparent place on the Bears’ roster for subsequent season with Justin Fields set to be the starter and Trevor Siemian backing him up. Foles began seven video games in his first 12 months with the Bears, splitting time with Mitchell Tribusky, however final season, he was the group’s third alternative behind Fields and Andy Dalton.

Foles did begin one sport, throwing for 250 yards and a landing in a win over the Seahawks, nevertheless it was clear that his long-term future wasn’t in Chicago. GM Ryan Poles confirmed as a lot in March, saying the group had been making an attempt to commerce him since including Siemian.

The Bears launched Nick Foles as a substitute of constant to attempt to commerce him.Getty Photographs

Poles, evidently, has given up that pursuit.

“Ryan Poles did the stylish factor and Nick appreciates it,” Foles’ agent Justin Schulman instructed NFL Community’s Mike Garafolo.

Foles, a backup for many of his profession, led the Eagles to the Tremendous Bowl LII title after Carson Wentz suffered a season-ending damage in 2017, successful Tremendous Bowl MVP.

By releasing him, the Bears save $8 million in opposition to the cap, although doing so comes with $7.66 million in useless cap.

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