The Chicago Bears have released 28-year-old defensive tackle Andre Fluellen, according to a tweet from Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. Fluellen was signed by the Bears last month, as he switched teams in the NFC North from the Detroit Lions to the Chicago Bears. The Florida State product can simply be called a “journeyman” or “camp body” at this stage of his career, so it will be interesting to see where Fluellen gets his next gig and if he can manage to find a roster spot again. Fluellen has played for the Lions for five seasons, and he played in five games with the Lions and Miami Dolphins in the 2012 season.
Fluellen could possibly re-join the Lions, as they signed him in December due to depth issues at DT and allowed him to play in the final three games. He didn’t record any stats in his first two games in Miami, but he added six tackles with the Lions down the stretch of the 2012 season. Just a depth guy at best, Fluellen will likely continue to change hands between teams, and I would imagine that he will find more interest during the regular season once injuries set in and depth is tested.
I have a feeling that the Lions have Fluellen on their speed dial in the case of injuries at DT, as he has been in Detroit for a while and once played in all 16 games back in 2010. Fluellen was released by the Bears after just a month on the team, and he never seemed to be a fit in Chicago due to the already pronounced depth at DT for the Bears.