The Bears have agreed to sign Mike Adams, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN.com (on Twitter). The former Steelers tackle is not to be confused with the Colts safety of the same name. Terms of the deal are not yet known.
Adams, a former second-round pick, was released by Pittsburgh in May. Thus far in the NFL, Adams has had a disappointing career since the Steelers used a second-round selection on him in 2012. In his first three years, Adams appeared in only 41 games with 20 starts. Last year, Adams did not take the field due to a back injury. The Steelers were apparently not hopeful about what Adams could do in 2016, but the Bears are cautiously optimistic and want to give him a shot.
Had he remained in Pittsburgh, Adams would have received an $873K salary for 2016. His new deal in Chicago is presumably for the minimum salary and without guarantees.
To make room for Adams, the Bears have waived fellow lineman Nick Becton, as Adam Jahns of the Chicago Tribune tweets.
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