What it means: Skrine, a 10-year NFL veteran, played in 28 games for the Bears over two seasons. He had three passes defended, 66 tackles —including one for a loss — and a forced fumble in 12 games in 2020. But his season was cut short after he suffered the sixth known concussion of his career Dec. 6. He had one season remaining on his three-year, $16.5 million deal, and the Bears can save $2.7 million in salary-cap space, according to OverTheCap.com, or $5 million if he’s a post-June 1 cut. The Bears have 2019 sixth-round pick Duke Shelley and 2020 fifth-round pick Kindle Vildor on their roster as possible replacements.