A former highly-touted Dallas Cowboys prospect is back on the free agent market.
On Wednesday, the Chicago Bears announced that they have waived veteran defensive end Taco Charlton. In addition, the NFC North club picked up ex-Denver Broncos cornerback Michael Ojemudia off waivers.
The Cowboys drafted Charlton in the first round (28th overall) in 2017. He was expected to be a key contributor on a defense that also featured DeMarcus Lawrence, Jaylon Smith, Leighton Vander Esch, Randy Gregory and Tyrone Crawford.
Charlton showed promise in his first season with the Cowboys, recording three sacks in a limited role. But he had just one sack in 2018, and the Cowboys ultimately released him ahead of the 2019 campaign.
The former Michigan star joined the Miami Dolphins that season, where he recorded a career-high five sacks. Charlton also had one-year stops with the Kansas City Chiefs (2020) and Pittsburgh Steelers (2021) before joining the Bears.
Charlton appeared in five games for the Bears this season, recording zero sacks and three combined tackles. For his career, Charlton has 11.5 sacks in 60 games
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