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Adam Podlesh

Adam Podlesh - #8 - P

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 11"/ 200 lbs.
Birthday 08/11/1983
Birthplace Pittsford, NY
College Maryland
Years played 7
Drafted 2007, 4th round, 2nd pick by Jaguars

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Punt Avg Yds
81 42.0 3399

TE Bennett says he's a Bear

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:14 p.m. ET
Free-agent TE Martellus Bennett says he is headed to the Chicago Bears and leaving the New York Giants.

Chicago Bears: 2013 team needs

Posted March 06, 2013 @ 11:51 a.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Chicago Bears, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Bears DT Melton receives franchise tag

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 9:15 p.m. ET
The Bears placed the franchise tag on DT Henry Melton, the team announced Friday. 

Bears OT Webb arrested on drug charges

Posted Feb. 27, 2013 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
Bears OT J’Marcus Webb was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana on Sunday evening.

Trestman 'excited' to be Bears coach, work with Cutler

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 12:03 p.m. ET
New Bears head coach Marc Trestman opened media availability at the NFL Combine and discussed his preparation for the 2013 season.

Bears release WR Knox

Posted Feb. 12, 2013 @ 11:04 a.m. ET
The Bears terminated the contract of WR Johnny Knox, the team announced Tuesday.

Bears would be silly to let Hester become next Jacoby Jones

Posted Feb. 05, 2013 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
Devin Hester wants a fresh start, somewhere other than Chicago. After watching what Jacoby Jones did after leaving Houston, the Bears need to keep Hester.

Trestman's patience, smarts will suit him well

Posted Jan. 23, 2013 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
New Bears coach Marc Trestman comes in with a plan and appears to be prepared. But will he be able to deliver a winner in Chicago?

Coaching changes don't bode well for Urlacher returning

Posted Jan. 20, 2013 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The departure of several of Lovie Smith’s defensive assistants increases the probability that longtime Bears MLB Brian Urlacher won’t return in 2013.

Tucker takes over Bears' defense

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 6:21 p.m. ET
The Bears added to their new coaching staff on Friday, hiring Mel Tucker as defensive coordinator, the team confirmed.

Bears add Cavanaugh, Peete to staff

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
The Chicago Bears have hired Matt Cavanaugh as their quarterbacks coach and Skip Peete as their running backs coach.

Kromer, DeCamillis to join Trestman's staff

Posted Jan. 16, 2013 @ 12:01 p.m. ET
Aaron Kromer will reunite with Marc Trestman and join the Bears as their new offensive coordinator/offensive line coach.

Bears hire Trestman as new head coach

Posted Jan. 16, 2013 @ 6:03 a.m. ET
The Chicago Bears have reached an agreement with Marc Trestman to become the team’s 14th head coach in franchise history.

Report: Bears WR Marshall to undergo procedure on hip

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 7:50 p.m. ET
Bears WR Brandon Marshall will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his hip, according to ESPN Chicago’s Michael C. Wright.

Chiefs add Toub to coaching staff

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced Tuesday the hiring of Dave Toub as the team's new special-teams coordinator.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Aug. 18, 2012
Podlesh sustained a hip point in Saturday's win over the Redskins.||||||| It's not known how serious it is.
Posted July 28, 2011
The Chicago Bears have agreed to a five-year contract with punter Adam Podlesh that makes him one of the highest-paid players at his position. ESPN first reported the deal, and his agent Richard Rosa confirmed it to the Associated Press on Thursday. He would not reveal terms, but did say it puts Podlesh in the top five among punters. He replaces Brad Maynard, whose contract expired after a 10-year run in Chicago.||||||| Podlesh, who turns 28 next month, spent four years in Jacksonville. He was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in his salivary gland in 2009 but was a Pro Bowl alternate last season, averaging 43.8 yards per punt and landing 26 (45.6 percent) inside the 20-yard line.
Posted Nov. 25, 2008
The Jaguars placed Podlesh on injured reserve with a knee injury Tuesday.||||||| Podlesh, a fourth-round draft pick in 2007, injured his right knee trying to make a tackle Sunday against Minnesota. He averaged 43.2 yards a punt, which ranked 22nd in the league. Jacksonville signed free agent Steve Weatherford to take Podlesh's place. Weatherford played two games with Kansas City this season after being claimed off waivers from New Orleans in October. His career average is 43.4.
Posted June 13, 2007
The Jaguars signed Podlesh, a fourth-round draft pick, on Wednesday.||||||| The 23-year-old Podlesh was the first specialist taken in the draft and averaged 42.9 yards per kick at Maryland.

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