The Chicago Bears have released Leonard Floyd, their former first-round pick.
Floyd played four seasons with the team and had 18.5 sacks.
The move saves the Bears $13.2 million in cap space.
Floyd's production has declined in recent years, with only three sacks in 2019.
The Bears signed Robert Quinn to a five-year, $70 million deal earlier this offseason.
Quinn is expected to replace Floyd as the team's primary pass rusher.
Floyd's release was surprising, as he was expected to be a key contributor in the Bears' defense.
The move could indicate that the Bears are looking to make additional moves in free agency or the draft.
Floyd will likely draw interest from other teams in need of a pass rusher.