The Bears are clearing the decks of previous mistakes.
The 32-year-old Young played just four games last year before a torn triceps landed him on IR. Cutting him clears $4.5 million off the cap, a considerable savings.
He was a solid rotational pass-rusher prior to that, with 23.5 sacks in the previous three seasons with the Bears.
Pace is working to undo a lot of contracts he signed the last several offseasons, decisions that seemed like a great idea at the time. In addition to admitting the Glennon mistake, he has also released Pernell McPhee and Quintin Demps recently.