Bears to release veteran defensive tackle Anthony Adams

Bears to release veteran defensive tackle Anthony Adams
Bears’ DT Anthony Adams is beloved by his teammates and fans alike.

According to Anthony Adams’ agent Joel Segal, the Bears have informed the veteran defensive tackle (31) that he will be released with one year remaining on his deal.

Word came while Adams and his family were on vacation.

While the news was sure to sting a little, by informing Adams when they did, the Bears give him and his agent two and a half weeks on the market prior to the start of free agency.

Adams spent roughly 75% of his 2011 season on the bench, while Matt Toeaina (27) and Stephen Paea performed well is his place.

24 year-old Amobi Okoye also showed some flashes last season, and the Bears will look to re-sign the free agent this year.

Adams spent five seasons with the Bears and performed well, while being credited as an inside force against the run.

Adams will certainly be missed by the fans and even more so by his teammates. Fellow DT Matt Toeaina tweeted this to his teammate shortly following the news: “Jealous of the next locker room you go to, bro.”

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  • Adams is getting a little older, I hope paea works out plus this kid they had on practice squad. He is a little bigger and younger than Adams. This could be lovie's excuse to draft a DT early knowing him.

  • Always a bit of a bummer when it gets to be "that time" in the good guys career, like to keep 'em around forever but you know it just cant be. If he's able, hope he catches on with somebody.

  • In reply to daddyo:

    Agree Adams is class act on and off field. Someone will pick him up, decent run stuffer. Hopefully a team who is playoff ready will grab him.

  • In reply to uprooted 2 TX:

    I think he'll get picked up, too. Have to imagine he can still play. DT was easily Bears' deepest position. Hard to hang on to a vet, making a nice paycheck, to keep the bench warm when the youngsters are making an impression. Sucks, too—Adams is a great dude.

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