Bears part ways with DT Adams
Bears part ways with DT Adams - chicagotribune.com
Bears part ways with DT Anthony Adams
The Chicago Bears made the decision that Anthony Adams didnít fit their plans moving forward and informed him Sunday he will be released with one year remaining on his contract.
The move will help Adams, 31, in his bid to land a new job as he is on the open market now 2 1/2 weeks before free agency begins. His agent Joel Segal confirmed to the Tribune that Adams has been cut loose.
Adams was signed to a two-year, $4.5 million contract last summer after the lockout ended. He was set to earn $1.9 million this coming season, and the move frees up $1.15 million in cap space for the team.
Originally signed by the Bears in 2007, Adams was a solid performer at defensive tackle and probably had his best seasons in 2009 and 2010, not long after coaches finally determined he was a better fit for the defense than former draft pick Dusty Dvoracek.
Adams was credited with only 17 tackles this past season with two stops for a loss and eight quarterbacl pressures. He played in 11 games and made only four starts. Adams had only 280 snaps as Matt Toeaina, Amobi Okoye, Henry Melton and rookie Stephen Paea all got more action.
The Bears have depth at defensive tackle with another young player to develop in Jordan Miller, who spent the majority of last season on the practice squad.