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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

Did Julius Peppers earn his paycheck in Week 16?

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 2:10 p.m. ET
When a player is being paid as highly as Julius Peppers is, it's tough to make the case that he was worth the price on a day when he is credited with only one tackle.

Bears MVP Meter: Week 16

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
RB Matt Forté returns to the Meter this week after rushing for more than 100 yards against one of the league's toughest run defenses.

Week 16 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 10:17 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, Bears S Chris Harris and Redskins FB Darrel Young as its Players of the Week.

Bears players of the week

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 2:01 a.m. ET
There were a few players worth considering on a day when the Bears scored more than 30 points for the third time this season, but Jay Cutler gets the nod as the team's offensive player of the week.

Week 17 game times changed

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 10:19 p.m. ET
The NFL has announced time changes for several key Week 17 matchups.

Forté finishing with a flourish

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 6:39 p.m. ET
Just as it took QB Jay Cutler some time to get a firm grasp of Mike Martz's offense, the same is true for RB Matt Forté. Now that he feels comfortable, he is finishing 2010 in a blaze of ...

Bears win shootout, Jets back in playoffs

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler threw three touchdown passes, Matt Forté ran for 113 yards and the Bears beat the playoff-bound Jets 38-34 on Sunday.

Bears-Jets prediction

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 11:44 a.m. ET
The 1-2 punch of LaDainian Tomlinson and Shonn Greene and a stout offensive line with plenty of size could be a tough matchup for for the Bears' run defense on Sunday.

Bears’ success expected to pay off for Smith

Posted Dec. 25, 2010 @ 1:24 a.m. ET
With the Bears having secured not only a playoff berth but the NFC North title as well, some have suggested that there's no doubt Lovie Smith will be rewarded with a longer deal before next season.

Urlacher, Wilfork among those fined Friday

Posted Dec. 24, 2010 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
The league fined a handful of players on Friday for actions taken in Week 15 games, including Bears LB Brian Urlacher and Patriots NT Vince Wilfork.

Sanchez set to start Sunday

Posted Dec. 24, 2010 @ 1:41 p.m. ET
Barring a setback, Mark Sanchez will start at quarterback for the Jets on Sunday, Rex Ryan said Friday.

Jets-Bears matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 8:27 p.m. ET
Rex Ryan's "D" has been effective at bringing down quarterbacks of late, making at least three sacks in each of the past four games and 14 sacks total during that span, and the Bears' offensive line faces a tough ...

Jets-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
Devin Hester became the all-time leader in kick returns for touchdowns on Monday night, but the Jets have a pretty dangerous returner, too.

Bears fantasy focus

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
Owners should consider options other than Jay Cutler and Matt Forté this week.

Flashback: Recent Week 16 Bears performances

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 4:57 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Bears' Week 16 contests each of the last five seasons:

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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