Biggs: Bears trade 2nd round pick for Gaines Adams
The Chicago Bears believe they have boosted their pass rush by adding a player who had fallen out of favor with Raheem Morris in Tampa Bay when they traded their second-round pick in 2010 for defensive end Gaines Adams.
The fourth pick of the 2007 draft, Adams had 12 1/2 sacks through his first two seasons playing in the Tampa Two scheme that was run by Monte Kiffin and that Lovie Smith uses with the Bears.
The Bears believe that with defensive line coach Rod Marinelli, they will be able to bring out the best in Adams. He’s under contract through 2012, so now they have a young pass rusher in the fold as veterans Adewale Ogunleye and Mark Anderson will be out of contract after this season. The club was motivated to get the deal done because general manager Jerry Angelo rarely parts with draft picks. Now, he’ll go into the next draft without his first- and second-round picks, the result of this deal and the trade for quarterback Jay Cutler.
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