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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

Patriots-Bears Week 14 game time changed

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The NFL has flexed the kickoff time for the Patriots-Bears game at Soldier Field on Dec. 12 from 1 p.m. ET to 4:15 p.m. ET. CBS will air the game.

Lovie Smith hot-seat meter: Freezing

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 12:27 p.m. ET
As it stands today, Lovie Smith has a better chance of getting a contract extension after the season than he does of losing his job.

Bears MVP Meter: Week 12

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Julius Peppers and Brian Urlacher are battling for the top spot on the MVP Meter, and Jay Cutler could be making a late-season surge.

Bears players of the week

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 12:27 a.m. ET
Jay Cutler's four-touchdown performance against the Eagles earned him Offensive Player of the Week honors in Week 12.

Fan falls to death at Soldier Field

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 8:14 p.m. ET
A 27-year-old man died after falling at Soldier Field during the Bears-Eagles game on Sunday.

Bears alone in first after win over Eagles

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 7:49 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler tied a career high with four touchdown passes and the Bears beat Michael Vick and the Eagles 31-26 to take sole possession of the NFC North lead on Sunday.

Eagles-Bears prediction

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
Dan Parr says the Bears' defense isn't going to let Michael Vick dominate the game, but he'll be able to make a couple big plays, and that could be all it takes for the Eagles to win.

Peppers, L.T. top free-agent pickups

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 11:16 a.m. ET
For this week's NFList, we polled the PFW staff to determine who were the best free-agent acquisitions of 2010. Topping the list is Bears DE Julius Peppers, the highest-priced signee of all.

Eagles CB Samuel out for Sunday

Posted Nov. 27, 2010 @ 11:33 a.m. ET
The Eagles have ruled CB Asante Samuel out with a sprained MCL, and he will not make the trip to Chicago. CB Joselio Hanson will start in Samuel's place.

Eagles-Bears matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 9:40 p.m. ET
The Bears match up against Eagles QB Michael Vick about as well as any defense in the league.

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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