Leonard Floyd released by Bears

The Chicago Bears released linebacker Leonard Floyd.

What It Means:

The move clears $13.2 million in cap space. Floyd recorded career-lows in sacks (3.0) and tackles for loss (3) last season despite starting all 16 games. The former top-10 pick will be 28 at the start of next season.

Floyd had 12 quarterback hits and 26 pressures last season, both up from his 2018 numbers. Per Pro Football Focus, Floyd has never produced a pass-rush grade above 65.0 nor finished in the 50th percentile in that metric in any given season.