The Chicago Bears have released punter Adam Podlesh from his contract, the organization announced on Wednesday.
Podlesh tweeted a response following the announcement.
"A sincere thank you to the Bears organization and fans for the opportunity to represent a first class franchise and city..one last #BearDown," Podlesh wrote.
Podlesh spent the past three years with the Bears after beginning his career in Jacksonville.
In 2013, Podlesh posted a career-low punting average with 40.6 yards per attempt. His net average was the second-worst of his career at 37.9.
His net average ranked 29th in the NFL this past season.
The Bears have two other punters on their roster signed to reserve/future deals in Tress Way and Drew Butler.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.