The Bears informed nickel back D.J. Moore that he is no longer in the team's plans, Moore told the Tribune Monday night.

Such a move was expected with Moore set to become a free agent March 12. He lost his job to Kelvin Hayden last season.

Moore had two interceptions last season.

The former fourth round pick from Vanderbilt recently expressed a desire to play safety if it would help him become a full-time player. Moore's playmaking skills should attract some interest on the free-agent market.

The Bears want to keep Hayden as their nickel back but he's also set for free agency.

With the Bears informing Moore of their plans, this could be the start of significant roster changes.