Chicago Bears General Manager Ryan Poles made four trades April 30the final day of the NFL Draftbut could not find a taker for veteran quarterback Nick Foles, The Chicago Tribune noted.
That led the team to release the 33-year-old veteran and former Super Bowl MVP, allowing Foles to become a free agent and search for his next team.
Foles' contract called for him to receive a fully guaranteed $4-million bonus on the fifth day of the current league year that began in March. He was due to earn a $4 million base salary this season, with $1 million of it also fully guaranteed.
The Bears basically replaced Foles when they signed veteran Trevor Siemian to be their number-two quarterback behind Justin Fields.
The Chicago Cubs (9-13) salvaged a win in their series with the Milwaukee Brewers (15-8) 2-0, defeating the hosts 2-0 on May 1.
Patrick Wisdom's fifth-inning solo home run off Brewers ace Corbin Burnes gave Cubs pitcher Marcus Stroman all the support he needed, The Chicago Tribune noted. The Cubs starter dominated over seven scoreless innings in a 2-0 win before 35,137 at American Family Field.
Meanwhile, also on May 1, the Los Angeles Angels (15-8) held off the Chicago White Sox (8-13) 6-5 at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Chicago almost pulled off a miraculous comeback, falling behind 6-0 before scoring five runs in the bottom of the ninth.
The White Sox will finish the series with the Angels on Monday, May 2. The Cubs and White Sox will play each other in the annual Crosstown Series starting Tuesday, May 3, at Wrigley Field.