A five-year vested vet, Fluellen played in 56 games with six starts over his career with Detroit (2008-12), and Miami (2012) and contributed 52 tackles, and 2.5 sacks in addition to forcing a fumble.
The Bears came into the offseason with just three defensive tackles under contract, but the club worked in free agency to bolster the position. Even with Fluellen’s departure on Monday, the Bears still have seven defensive tackles on the roster.
The Bears signed former Temple cornerback Maurice Jones on Monday, according to the NFL’s official transaction wire.
Jones attended the Bears three-day rookie minicamp earlier in the month on a tryout basis.