Mike Glennon Joins Chicago Bears, RG3 Released

It appears Mike Glennon has been given a starting quarterback job in the NFL, while Robert Griffin III is no longer employed.

On Friday, Chicago finalized its deal with Glennon, who last season played with Tampa Bay. That came one day after the Bears cut veteran signal caller Jay Cutler.

Glennon was not going to beat out Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston and opted to sign a three-year deal with the Bears.

Glennon said he has not played for over two years, but played when he was just 23 and 24, and being 27 now he feels he is a far better player.

Glennon said he has grown physically, mentally and is more confident in his abilities.

Robert Griffin III spent one injury-filled season with Cleveland, who cut him less than one day after trading for Brock Osweiler, who played quarterback back for the Houston Texans last season.

It is not that Osweiler was certain to be the Browns starter and could be a bargaining tool for acquiring Jimmy Garopollo the backup signal calling for Super Champions New England.

Griffin thanked Cleveland fans through Twitter, posting a photo with his jersey and wrote thank you.

At the same time, Tony Romo the highest profile signal caller who most figure will become available soon, remains with Dallas.

Julius Peppers returned to Carolina. The career leader in sacks for the Panthers and No. 5 all time left the Green Bay Packers. Peppers, who is 37, has 143 sacks during his 15 seasons in in the NFL.

After signing Peppers, Carolina traded defensive end Kony Ealy to the New England Patriots.

New England lost tight end Martellus Bennett who signed with Green Bay and cornerback Logan Ryan who is now with the Titans. New England also traded a pair of draft picks to New Orleans for wide receiver Brandin Cooks

Terrelle Pryor, who played quarterback in college and for a couple of seasons in the NFL before moving to wide receiver left the Browns to sign with Washington. The Redskins on Thursday lost top receivers DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon to free agency.

Pittsburgh lost Lawrence Timmons a veteran linebacker who signed as a free agent with Miami for two years.

There is plenty more movement expected over the next couple of days as other big names have yet to re-sign as free agents with their old teams or sign with another.