Wide receiver Mark Bradley cleared waivers this afternoon, a little more than 24 hours after the Bears released him to make room for cornerback Marcus Hamilton.
The former second-round draft pick had been on the field for just one offensive snap this season, and spent the majority of the preseason running with the second and third teams.
"I don't know about the message," quarterback Kyle Orton said when asked if the release of a high draft pick resonated in the locker room. "I just know we're happy with the guys that we have. We feel like we've got guys that can make plays and win football games and guys that are going to show up and work extremely hard, so that's what we want."
Said coach Lovie Smith: "Always disappointed when you have to cut ties with one of the players that you brought into the fold. Yes, disappointing. Sorry it didn't work out for him here. But again sometimes divorce is a good thing."