"That was a tough call", Lovie Smith said. "He's family. He's a friend for life, and to call him and let him know we were going in a different direction. I know you have to do it, but that was personal right there."
Ogunleye was with the Bears since 2004 when he was acquired from the Miami Dolphins, and was a dominant force during his time with the Bears. Ogunleye is coming off a broken leg and he figures to get some interest when he's fully healed.