The Bears released two local players Wednesday, getting rid of defensive tackle Babatunde Oshinowo and guard Mike Jones.
Oshinowo, the Neuqua Valley graduate, was signed to the practice squad early last season and was promoted to the 53-man roster for the final three games of 2007. He appeared in one game.
Jones, the Iowa product from Richards, was on the practice squad for the final seven weeks of last season. The Bears have a host of candidates to be developmental guards, including seventh-round picks Chester Adams and Kirk Barton.
Oshinowo was not regarded as highly as Matt Toeaina, a late-season pickup from Cincinnati, and the team drafted Marcus Harrison from Arkansas in the third round.