Bears announce release of Pernell McPhee, Quintin Demps

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The Bears cleared out some cap room before the Scouting Combine, cutting a pair of veteran defenders.

The team announced the release of outside linebacker Pernell McPhee and safety Quintin Demps, getting rid of a pair of early free agent targets (and more are on the way).

McPhee, 29, was due $7.2 million in base salary this year, along with a $200,000 roster bonus. If he was consistently well, they’d be happy to pay that. But he hasn’t been, playing 22 games the last two seasons with eight sacks. That’s hardly what they expected when they signed him to a five-year, $37.5 million deal in March 2015.

Demps, 32, signed a three-year, $13.5 million deal last offseason, and was due to make $4 million this year in base and roster bonus. He played three games last year because of a broken arm.

The Bears are also expected to jettison quarterback Mike Glennon at some point soon, erasing another one of General Managaer Ryan Pace’s mistakes.

6 responses to “Bears announce release of Pernell McPhee, Quintin Demps

  1. I knew Pernell McPhee would be cut and I thought Quenton Demps was a possible cut just waiting to to hear the news mike Glennon is gone.

  2. mialto says:
    February 26, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Its ok, everyone moves forward. However, unlike these players, the Bears need to make a huge LEAP forward to catch up with NFC North.


    The Lions are a joke, the Packers are declining with every breathe and the Bears gave the Vikes a run for their money that mid-season game and we barely beat them. A “HUGE” leap is a major, major overestimation of what the Bears need and a reflection of your ignorance.

  3. As a GB fan, I have to give credit to Ryan Pace for accepting a bad decision and giving up on Glennon. In GB, we tend to hang on to our mistakes, no matter what the evidence is. It’s always been a sore spot as a Packer fan. Hopefully, the Bears will right the ship and be a contender in our division. Bear down!

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