LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Less than 24 hours after the NFL Draft, the Bears roster already looks completely different.
Two of the Bears veteran voices in the locker room now gone.
First it was Antrel Rolle, now it’s guard Matt Slauson.
The Bears released Slauson after three years with the organization, during which he started 37 games, mostly at guard.
Slauson plugged a lot of holes on the team’s offensive front.
He abruptly took over snapping duties from center Will Montgomery in week four after he was sidelined for the season with a fractured left tibia.
Bears GM Ryan Pace released this statement regarding Slauson and Rolle’s release:
“We thank Matt and Antrel for the dedication and leadership they brought to our organization,” Bears General Manager Ryan Pace said. “Both men did everything we asked of them. Part of growing as a team is making difficult decisions like the ones we made today. We never take them lightly given the respect we have for everyone who has put on a Bears uniform. We wish each of them the very best as they move forward.”