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Roster Move: Bears release QB Nick Foles


The Bears on Sunday released veteran quarterback Nick Foles.

Foles, 33, appeared in 10 games with eight starts in two seasons in Chicago, completing 65.1 percent of his passes for 2,102 yards with 11 touchdowns, eight interceptions and an 82.6 passer rating.

He was acquired by the Bears March 31, 2020, from the Jaguars in exchange for a compensatory fourth-round draft pick that Jacksonville used to select linebacker Shaquille Quarterman. Foles previously spent his first eight NFL seasons with the Eagles (2012-14 and 2017-18), Rams (2015), Chiefs (2016) and Jaguars (2019).

In 2020, Foles lost a training camp competition with Mitchell Trubisky for the Bears' starting job but ultimately played in nine games with seven starts, connecting on 64.7 percent of his passes for 1,852 yards with 10 TDs, eight interceptions and an 80.8 passer rating.

Foles spent most of last season as the Bears' third quarterback behind veteran Andy Dalton and rookie Justin Fields. Foles' only appearance of the year came in a Week 16 start in Seattle, when he completed 24 of 35 passes for 250 yards with one touchdown and a 98.5 passer rating in a 25-24 comeback win.

It was clear that Foles was not in the Bears' plans this year when they signed seventh-year pro Trevor Siemian March 29 to a two-year contract to back up Fields.

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