Chicago Bears Release Taylor Gabriel and Prince Amukamara
Sep 15, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Chicago Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara (20) hits Denver Broncos running back Royce Freeman (28) in the first quarter at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago Bears released wide receiver Taylor Gabriel and cornerback Prince Amukamara on Friday.
#Bears roster update:
We have released DB Prince Amukamara and WR Taylor Gabriel.
— Chicago Bears (@BearsPR) February 21, 2020
Releasing Gabriel and Amukamara creates $13.5 million in cap space with $3 million in dead money.
This creates $13.5 million of cap space with only $3 million of dead money.
Gabriel had 96 catches in 25 games for the Bears and 6 TDs, but had 2 concussions last year.
Amukamara played in 44 games from 2017-19. Had 29 passes defensed and 3 interceptions. https://t.co/IXSeYKeDe1
— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) February 21, 2020
Amukamara had been with the Bears for the last three seasons. He had played for the New York Giants and Jacksonville Jaguars before joining the Bears. Last season he started 15 games and had 53 tackles, 10 pass breakups, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. His best season with the Bears came in 2018 when the Bears won the NFC North championship. That year Amukamara had 66 tackles, three interceptions, 12 pass breakups, and two forced fumbles. In three seasons with the Bears, he had 167 tackles, three interceptions, 49 pass breakups, four tackles-for-loss, three forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.
Gabriel had been with the Bears for the last two seasons. Before joining the Bears, he had played for the Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons. Last year Gabriel had 29 catches for 353 yards and four touchdowns. In two seasons with Chicago, Gabriel had 96 catches for 1,041 yards and six touchdowns.