Bears release veteran OL Michael Schofield

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The Chicago Bears are releasing veteran offensive lineman Michael Schofield, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

The move certainly comes as a shock given Schofield, a homegrown product, brought experience and depth along the offensive line. It’s also a move that seems to put an end to the report that the Bears could possibly trade Teven Jenkins, who is the presumptive starter at right guard.

Schofield signed a one-year deal with Chicago earlier this offseason, where he was expected to compete for a starting job or, at worst, serve as depth along the interior.

The Bears are also releasing quarterback Nathan Peterman and waiving defensive end Sam Kamara, who are both candidates to return on the practice squad.

Follow along with the latest cuts as Chicago trims the roster to 53 players:

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Story originally appeared on Bears Wire