The Bears announced that they have canceled their agreement with Defensive Intervention Larry Ogongobe. According to the club’s press release, Ogunjobi failed in my body.
“as i said before, Larry Ogongobe It embodies everything we look for in BearGeneral Motors Ryan Bulls He said in a statement. “He is a special person and player. During the league’s negotiating window earlier this week, we agreed to compromise with him, on the condition that he gets passed here physically. After a standard and thorough physical and medical review with Larry yesterday afternoon, our medical team deemed him to have failed physically and therefore, unfortunately, we did not sign him today. This is tough and emotional for everyone involved, but in the end it’s what’s best for protecting Chicago Bears. “
The contract was to be valued at $40.5 million over three years, with a $26.35 million guarantee. This was supposed to be a big bump in the 27-year-old’s salary (June 28), but he will now have to find his next contract elsewhere.
Ogunjobi spent his first four seasons with the Browns before moving to the Bengals last year. In 2021, he made 49 tackles and seven sacks in 16 games. Investing in Ogunjobi – along with the likes Trey Hendrickson And the Shidobi Ozzie It paid off as the Bengals won the AFC North title for the first time since 2015.
Unfortunately, his season was interrupted due to a right foot injury prior to the division round. The same foot injury appears to have cost him his contract with Chicago.
With the ex-Bengal dismissed, the Bears agreed to sign a former defensive tackle for the Chargers Justin Jones (Twitter Link via Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com). Jones, who graduated from the list of the 40 best indoor defensive players in 2020 according to Pro Football Focus, will join the Bears on a two-year deal.
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