The team announced Tuesday that they've released the veteran linebacker, waving farewell to their first-round selection from 2009.
It's intriguing whenever a top pick is sent packing -- especially before camp -- but the move isn't a shock. English was long considered a roster-bubble candidate after piling up just 11 sacks over 52 appearances in five seasons.
Set to make $1.54 million this year, English was too expensive after his 2013 campaign was cut short with a season-ending pectoral injury in November.
NFL Media's Albert Breer reported that English will become an immediate free agent with no need to clear waivers. He's been a major disappointment, but we still expect the pass rusher to find another gig before the season.