Saturday, October 17, 2009

Bears Add DE Gaines Adams, Angelo Still Doesn't Address Biggest Need

Today the Bears made the first trade of the NFL season, and it wasn't for a wide receiver or even some help in the secondary. It was for a backup defensive end as the Bears picked up the fourth overall pick in the 2007 draft Gaines Adams from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a 2010 draft pick. Does that mean come April 2010, will the Bears be the first team to not participate in the draft because of lack of any picks??

A quick rundown on Gaines Adams (Clemson) includes playing for some mediocre Bucs teams under John Gruden and one playoff appearance in 2007. He's a tall (6'5) guy to put on the end and adds another body to an already deep DE's list on the Bears roster.

This was nothing more than to see if defensive line coach Rod Marinelli can do anything with Adams this year so the Bears can make a decision on what they want to do with Adawale Ogunleye and Mark Anderson, who are both free agents after this season.


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