Veteran defensive end Israel Idonije won't be making a triumphant return to the Chicago Bears this season.
The Bears announced Thursday that the team has terminated Idonije's contract.
Idonije played for the Bears from 2004-2012. He played with the Detroit Lions in 2013 before re-signing with the Bears during the offseason.
The team also waived safety Sean Cattouse, quarterback Jerrod Johnson and tight end Fendi Onobun.
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The Bears announced the signings of defensive end Jamil Merrell from Rutgers and linebacker Conor O'Neill from Wisconsin.