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Bears part ways with Floyd after Quinn deal

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Published: Mar. 17, 2020 at 5:21 PM EDT
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The Chicago Bears have released outside linebacker Leonard Floyd, parting with a former first-round draft pick who never boosted their pass rush the way they envisioned. Floyd contributed against the run and in pass coverage. But he did not develop as a pass rusher the way the Bears thought he would when they traded up to draft him at No. 9 overall in 2016. Floyd had 18 1/2 sacks in four seasons, including a career-low three last year. The Bears have agreed to a deal with former All-Pro pass rusher Robert Quinn, and that made it clear Floyd was on his way out of Chicago.

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