By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Chicago Bears have acquired defensive end Gaines Adams in a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In exchange, the Buccaneers received a 2010 second-round draft pick.
The Bears are hoping that a change of scenery will help Adams. He appeared in five games with the Bucs before the trade. He started all five games.
The 2007 No. 4 overall pick had 10 tackles, including three tackles for a loss before the move. He also had four quarterback hits.
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Adams had 1.0 sacks. He also had one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He had two pass deflections.
Overall, Adams appeared in 37 games with the Bucs. He made 29 starts.
Adams has had 76 tackles, including 13 tackles for a loss. He also had 39 quarterback hits.
He also had 13.5 sacks and two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown. He had two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
With the Bucs, he had 10 pass deflections. The pick-six actually came against the Bears.
On Sept. 21st, 2008, he intercepted quarterback Kyle Orton and returned it for a 45-yard pick-six in a 27-24 overtime win over the Bears.
With this deal, the Bears have mortgaged their future. They have traded away their top two draft picks in the 2010 NFL Draft.
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Their first-round draft pick was traded away when it was used to acquire quarterback Jay Cutler in a blockbuster deal with the Denver Broncos. At this time, it is unclear if Adams will make his debut with the Bears on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.
In a corresponding move to be able to add Adams, the team is expected to release tight end Michael Gaines.
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