Steltz spent all six of his NFL seasons in Chicago, posting 73 career tackles and forcing three fumbles.
The 2008 fourth-round draft selection out of Louisiana State University re-signed with the Bears this past offseason but was sidelined on the physically unable to perform list by a groin injury.
Steltz was cut as part of the league-mandated preseason roster reduction. All NFL teams must cut their rosters to 75 players by Tuesday, and again to 53 by Aug. 30.
Steltz is a vested free agent, meaning he is not restricted from signing with any team.
- Will Green