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Bears agree to release QB Nick Foles

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Dec 26, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles (9) passes against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears agreed to release quarterback Nick Foles on Saturday after failing to find a trade partner for the former Super Bowl MVP.

Bears general manager Ryan Poles said in March the team was looking to trade Foles after adding Trevor Siemian in free agency. The move allows Foles to find a new team on his own.

“Ryan Poles did the classy thing and Nick appreciates it,” Foles’ agent Justin Schulman told NFL Network on Saturday.

The Bears acquired Foles in a trade with Jacksonville two seasons ago. The 33-year-old appeared in 10 games (eight starts) for the Bears.

Foles has thrown for 14,003 yards and 82 touchdowns in 68 games (56 starts) with five teams, most notably the Philadelphia Eagles (2012-14, 2017-18). Foles led the Eagles to a victory in Super Bowl LII.

–Field Level Media