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Bears release defensive tackle Andre Fluellen

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With their second week of organized team activities beginning on Monday, the Bears announced that they have terminated the contract of veteran defensive tackle Andre Fluellen.

The Bears had signed Fluellen to a one-year deal on April 9 along with center Taylor Boggs and defensive end Kyle Moore. Fluellen's release leaves the Bears with just two veteran defensive tackles, Nate Collins and Corvey Irvin, behind starters Henry Melton and Stephen Paea.

The Bears signed Irvin after being invited to rookie camp on tryout basis. They also have three undrafted free agents on their roster in Christian Tupou, Brent Russell and Zach Minter.

Fluellen has played in 56 games with six starts over five seasons with the Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins, recording 52 tackles, 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble.

The Bears did need to free up a spot for rookie cornerback Maurice Jones. The Temple product agreed to terms on a deal with the Bears a week ago after an impressive minicamp, but was not immediately signed.

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