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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

Three-and-out with Bears S Major Wright

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 6:32 p.m. ET
Injuries have kept Bears rookie FS Major Wright from making the kind of progression some expected of him in 2010, but the third-round pick told PFW that he feels like he's getting better each week.

Patriots-Bears matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
Bears CB D.J. Moore has shown a knack for making big plays, but he still has only 15 games under his belt, and the Patriots could be tempted to test him on Sunday.

Five questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 10:01 a.m. ET
This week, Hub Arkush says he trusts Jay Cutler's decision making more than he did when the season started, but points out that Bill Belichick's defensive game plan could be one of the tougher challenges Cutler has faced ...

They said it: Patriots Wednesday edition

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 6:59 p.m. ET
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and QB Tom Brady spoke to the media on Wednesday to discuss Sunday's matchup against the Bears.

Bears will give Belichick another test

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 6:57 p.m. ET
Each Wednesday we'll identify one player, coach or area of the team that is most under the microscope. This week, head coach Bill Belichick is our choice.

Bears have to hope Taylor saves his best for last

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 6:49 p.m. ET
Chicago's offense could use more of a boost from Chester Taylor in the final quarter of the season, especially with the weather becoming more of a factor in games.

Suh fine shows NFL only protecting itself

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
The NFL is out of control, taking the idea of fining players for clean hits way too far, writes PFW senior editor Eric Edholm.

Cutler: Soldier Field turf is one of league’s worst

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
Bears QB Jay Cutler tore up the Soldier Field turf at his press conference at Halas Hall Wednesday.

Bears LBs Tinoisamoa, Roach sidelined

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
The Bears' top two strong-side linebackers, Pisa Tinoisamoa and Nick Roach, did not practice Wednesday.

Patriots-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 14 game between the Patriots and Bears: Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz vs. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.

Former Bears coach Wannstedt steps down at Pitt

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 11:10 a.m. ET
Former Bears coach Dave Wannstedt resigned as the head football coach at the University of Pittsburgh after a disappointing 7-5 season.

60-second rant: Belichick could expose Bears’ greatest flaw

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 8:12 p.m. ET
The Bears are only a game back in the race to secure home-field advantage in the NFC, but they still have an obvious weakness, and something tells me Bill Belichick is going to have a good plan for exploiting it ...

Patriots-Bears matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
For the Bears' cover-2 defense to be effective against the Patriots, Julius Peppers and Israel Idonije need to get into the backfield and disrupt QB Tom Brady's rhythm.

Bears sign OG Johnson

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
The Bears tinkered with their roster Tuesday, signing OG Herman Johnson to the 53-man roster.

Cutler becoming manager Bears can trust

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 7:04 p.m. ET
The entire Bears' offense has matured since a Week Eight bye, and Jay Cutler's development within offensive coordinator Mike Martz's system has been easy to notice.

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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