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Chicago Gaines: Bears Acquire Gaines Adams from Tampa

Tampa Bay defensive end Gaines Adams was traded to the Chicago Bears tonight for a second-round draft choice in next spring's NFL draft. It was not immediately clear if Adams would start on Sunday night in Atlanta, however the Bears will have to waive someone from the 53 man roster to make room for the 6'5" Clemson product.

Chicago, charitably, has been struck with the injury bug [Injury hammer? -Ed.] this season and have been inserting different lineman in jury-rigged alignments to compensate for their depleted ranks. For the Bears, who have been connected all week to rumors that would send Terrell Owens to the Second City, the move is almost necessity considering the triage-esque state their d-line is in: Israel Idonije, Anthony Adams and Tommie Harris are all questionable for Sunday's game (knee injuries), while Alex Brown was nursing a wonky and sprained ankle earlier this season.

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nfljerseys / October 17, 2009 3:19 AM

Adams failed to impress the Buccaneers as a former high first-round pick, but still has loads of potential, and could benefit from a fresh start in Chicago.

Brian / October 17, 2009 1:37 PM

I'm not sure what happened in Tampa but Adams was a force in college and maybe a change of scenery will help him return to (beast) form. If nothing else he's a body the Bears defensive line really needs.

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