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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

Bears-Lions matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
With Matthew Stafford (shoulder) and Shaun Hill (finger) out nursing injuries, the Lions will be starting third-stringer Drew Stanton against the Bears' opportunistic defense.

Bears LB Roach doesn’t want to ‘get uprooted’

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
PFW recently asked Bears LB Nick Roach, who will be a free agent after the season, if he wants to stay in Chicago beyond 2010.

Bears’ pass protection still has much room to improve

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 7:40 p.m. ET
The Bears' offense has benefited from starting the same offensive linemen in the same five positions in each of the past four games, but Jay Cutler still has faced a fair share of heat recently.

Urlacher rips NFL’s policy on hits

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
Bears MLB Brian Urlacher didn't hold back when he was asked about the NFL's disciplinary system for dangerous hits on Wednesday.

They said it: Bears edition

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 6:42 p.m. ET
Here is a sampling of what Bears players are saying in advance of their Week 13 battle against the Lions.

Bears-Lions matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Aside from the play where Julius Peppers beat Jeff Backus and sacked QB Matthew Stafford, separating his right shoulder, Backus did a pretty good job in pass protection against Peppers in Week One.

Bears DE Peppers named NFC Defensive Player of the Month

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
Bears DE Julius Peppers had been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month.

Bears QB Cutler named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
Bears QB Jay Cutler was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Bears to a 31-26 win over the Eagles.

Report: Soldier Field resodded

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
The Chicago Park District began resodding the playing surface at Soldier Field on Tuesday.

60-second rant: Bears need to feed Forté down the stretch

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 8:47 p.m. ET
After trying to make it as a pass-first offense earlier in the season, offensive coordinator Mike Martz has shown a greater commitment to handing RB Matt Forté the ball since the Bears' Week Eight bye.

Bears-Lions matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Keeping Lions DTs Ndamukong Suh and Corey Williams from knifing into the backfield to disrupt QB Jay Cutler or blow up a running play will be tough for the Bears' interior offensive linemen.

Week 13 power rankings

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 9:45 a.m. ET
Under the radar most of the season, the Bears continue to move up in PFW's power rankings as Jay Cutler begins to hit his stride.

Bears 'deeply saddened' by accidental death of fan at Soldier Field

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 6:32 p.m. ET
The Bears released a statement Monday in reaction to the passing of 23-year-old Stuart Haverty, who died Sunday after falling from a ledge at Soldier Field during the Bears-Eagles game.

Consistency on offense essential for Bears

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
While the matchup between the Bears' defense and the Michael Vick-led Eagles' offense was emphasized heading into Sunday's game, it was Chicago's offense that looked most explosive, scoring a season-high 31 points.

Did Julius Peppers earn his paycheck in Week 12?

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 2:07 p.m. ET
Julius Peppers showcased his versatile skills against the Eagles and kept himself in the running for Defensive Player of the Year honors.

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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