Rolle announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday, NFL.com reports. Rolle, now 33 years old, is a three-time Pro Bowl safety and Super Bowl champion who will finish his decorated career with 834 tackles, four sacks, 69 PBUs, 26 interceptions and five touchdowns to his name. He was last with the Bears up until May, but was coming off an injury-shorted 2015 campaign and subsequently released in order to clear cap room.
The Bears have released Rolle, the Chicago Tribune reports. Releasing Rolle saves the Bears $3 million against their 2016 salary cap, with the move made more feasible after the team took safeties Deon Bush and DeAndre Houston-Carson in the recently-completed NFL Draft. The 33-year-old Rolle was limited to seven games and 35 tackles in his one and only season with the Bears in 2015.
Rolle (knee) has been placed on IR by the Bears, the Chicago Tribune reports. Rolle's injury is described as a sprained knee, which suggests that he should be recovered well in advance of the 2016 season. In seven games for the Bears in 2015, Rolle logged 35 tackles. In a corresponding move, OT Tayo Fabuluje was reinstated to the team's active roster.
Rolle (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Redskins. Rolle had been listed as questionable after practicing in a limited fashion Thursday and Friday, but the Bears decided the veteran safety wasn't quite healthy enough to play Sunday. With Rolle missing his fourth straight game, Chris Prosinski will continue to start at strong safety.
Rolle (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Redskins. Rolle couldn't play through the injury last week, but a Thursday return to practice suggests he at least has some shot to return for Sunday's game. If not, Chris Prosinski would likely get another start alongside Adrian Amos.