Bears Officially Announce Release Of Omiyale, Adams

(CBS) The Bears announced Thursday that they officially released offensive lineman Frank Omiyale and defensive tackle Anthony Adams.

“Cuts are never easy, but are a part of the evaluation process,” Bears General Manager Phil Emery said in a statement.  “We appreciate all that Anthony and Frank gave the Bears organization both on and off the field during their time in Chicago.  We wish them the best moving forward.”

The release of Adams was reported earlier in the week and the tackle confirmed he was moving on. Adams was with the Bears since 2007, starting 40 games in five seasons.

It was widely assumed the Bears would also part ways with Omiyale. The offensive lineman never missed a game in his three seasons with the team and made 31 starts in 48 regular season games.

  • Nazey

    “The offensive lineman (Omiyale) never missed a game in his three seasons with the team and made 31 starts in 48 regular season games.”

    And he never missed an opportunity to be called for a false start.

    • Tony Stark

      Indeed. It’s about time “False Start” Frank was released. Look for the number of false start penalties committed by the Bears to decrease dramatically.

      On a side note, I wonder what percentage of false start penalties Frank was responsible for?


    Here’s what I think about false starts.
    Risk them. You have to get the jump on the other opponent.
    Your play calling hast to be simple enough and
    your quarterback has to have the arm that lets your coach say
    “We’ll get it back in the air” not “OH NO! What’re we gonna DO!?!”
    A) real offenses do not have as many false starts as the Bears
    B) the Bears offense, rarely, resembles a real offense.
    So, another young lineman gets sent away. Oops.

    • Markie Maypo

      ???…i have no idea what you’re talking about. Omiyale ISN’T a “young” lineman…nor can he even BLOCK! The guy was a revolving door every time he was on the field. not to mention the false starts. You don’t see guys like Chad Clifton, Michael Oher, or whoever plays tackle for the giants getting THAT many false starts on them do you?

  • hounddog

    it was time for these guys to go,if we had to keep one ,Adams would be the guy to keep.Omiyale made too many mistakes,especially for some one who has been with a team for3 years. The problem with Adams was not his play I would think it was because he got injured all the time.
    Good luck to them both.

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