The Bears on Thursday waived running back Napoleon Maxwell, receivers Alex Wesley and Ahmad Wagner, offensive lineman Corey Levin, defensive lineman Lee Autry and linebacker Keandre Jones.
Levin was signed by the Bears last Nov. 19 off the Broncos practice squad, but he did not appear in a game. Wesley spent the final two weeks of last season on the Bears practice squad.
Maxwell, Wagner, Autry and Jones all were signed by the Bears this year as undrafted rookies.
The Bears roster now stands at 74. They must release 21 more players to reach the NFL's mandatory 53-man limit by 3 p.m. (CT) Saturday.