From the mouth of the franchise:
Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) March 5, 2014
You can read the extended chicagobears.com story here.
Podlesh had a rough 2013, ranking near the bottom of the league in categories that matter, such as gross yards and net yards. The Bears as a team were dead last in the NFL in gross punting average.
Podlesh signed a five year, $10mil deal in 2011, after leaving the Jacksonville Jaguars. He appeared in all 48 games that he was a Chicago Bear, and was also the holder for kicker Robbie GOuld.
The move will save the Bears $1.025 million, as Podlesh was set to have a cap hit of $1.825 million this season. This move was evident to many in the 2013 season as Podlesh continued to struggle late.
Podlesh himself had this to say after the news hit:
A sincere thank you to the Bears organization and fans for the opportunity to represent a first class franchise and city..one last #BearDown— Adam Podlesh (@Adampodlesh08) March 5, 2014
P.S. I never did get that dinner with Abe Froman #thesausagekingofchicago— Adam Podlesh (@Adampodlesh08) March 5, 2014
Best wishes to Adam and his family, and remember, Punters are People Too.