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Bears Cut DT Anthony Adams

Michael C. Wright of ESPNChicago.com reports that the Chicago Bears will release DT Anthony Adams.

Chicago sheds Adams $1.9 million salary for the 2012 season after he was relegated to being a backup defensive lineman for the team last season. He’s currently 31 years old and had been decent against the run so he could be picked up a team looking to add some extra depth to their interior defensive line.

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Is the release of Adams just a financial move, or is this an effort to free up enough cap space to add more than one starting caliber FA’s?  With the amount of free agent WR’s decreasing by the day, as it sounds like Bowe & Welker are likely to receive the franchise tag, is Chicago preparing for a bidding war for Vincent Jackson?  Or, do you see Chicago taking aim at a WR in the 1st round and bolstering other areas in FA, with players like Brandon Carr @ CB or even a Marcus McNeill, Jared Gaither or Levi Brown at LT?

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Great question. The Bears had plenty of cap space before their decision to release Adam so I doubt that it was anything more than a decision to on from a guy that had fallen out of favor last season. The receiver market appeared to be one of the deepest in recent history but you’re right that it’s going to be negatively impacted by franchise tags. Even Vincent Jackson could return to the Chargers without being franchised, as he seems to be willing to negotiate a reasonable contract to stay in San Diego. The draft is going to be the best… Read more »

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I follow the “goings on” of every team in the NFL, but only care enough about Chicago to comment….with that out of the way….. I think Grubbs would be a great fit for Da Bears.  The left side of Williams, Grubbs would be much better than Webb, Williams.  Webb, backing up Williams and Carimi(I am crossing my fingers that his injury was an anomaly) gives Chicago depth at the tackle positon .  Chris Williams  performed well at LT when he took over for Orlando Pace.  I feel like he may have not been put in the best position to succeed.  Chicago has moved him… Read more »

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I agree with you about Williams being shuffled around and Grubbs could really help to solidify the interior o-line. As for the receiver position, Wallace is going to cost them #19 but it’s worth noting that once a team parts with the required draft compensation, they still have to negotiate a contract. Wallace and his representation has all of the leverage at that point because the Bears are already heavily invested in the transaction. Jay Cutler has been lobbying for a big-bodied wide receiver and Wallace’s strength is in stretching the field which is what they’ve had in recent years.… Read more »

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