The Chicago Bears have waived defensive lineman Ego Ferguson.
From the official press release:
In three seasons with the Bears (2014-16), Ferguson has appeared in 20 games with one start, totaling 36 tackles, two sacks and three pass breakups. Ferguson missed the entire 2016 season due to injury and was also limited to four contests in 2015 due to injury.
The LSU alum originally entered the NFL with the Bears as a second-round pick (51st overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Ferguson has played just four games the past two seasons combined and missed the entire 2016 campaign after undergoing shoulder surgery in the preseason.
He was also suspended four games in 2015 for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Ferguson is the third player from former GM Phil Emery's 2014 draft class to be waived, following S Brock Vereen and QB David Fales.