The Chicago Bears have released left tackle Jermon Bushrod after he failed a physical, the team announced Tuesday.
Bushrod had two years remaining on a five-year contract he signed before the 2013 season. The move gives the Bears another $4.4 million in cap space for the off-season.
Bushrod was a fourth-round pick out of Towson by the New Orleans Saints in 2007. He joined the Bears in 2013, starting in each of the 30 games he played over his first two years before injuries marred his 2015 season.
Bushrod played in 12 games last year, starting only four after a concussion and shoulder injury kept him on the sideline. Bushrod has made 96 starts in his career.
The Bears finished 6–10 in 2015, their first season under head coach John Fox.