The Bears released offensive tackle Orlando Pace, along with guard Tyler Reed and tight end Fontel Mines.
Pace started the first 11 games but was benched for the remainder of the season. Pace, who signed a three-year deal, $15 million deal last year, didn't play anywhere close to the level that helped him earn seven Pro Bowl berths.
But don't feel bad for Pace: he earned $6.1 million in 2009.
Bears coach Lovie Smith said on Friday that Chris Williams would start at left tackle.