Bears Waive DE Cheta Ozougwu

Cheta Ozougwu, left. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cheta Ozougwu, left. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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(CBS) The Bears have waived defensive end Cheta Ozougwu, the team announced Tuesday.

The 25-year-old Ozougwu, a Rice product, appeared in nine games with Chicago in the past two seasons, recording four tackles in that span. His release comes after a stretch in free agency during which the Bears signed defensive ends Jared Allen, Lamarr Houston and Willie Young.