Defensive tackle Anthony Adams, who signed a two-year contract last offseason, has been informed of his release.
Adams received $1.5 million in guarantees. But, he only started four games, and he appeared in 11 total. Down the stretch, he only played in two of the final six games. He finished with 16 tackles and no sacks.
A key defender in seasons past, Adams was passed on the depth chart by younger players like Matt Toeaina, rookie Stephen Paea and newcomer Amobi Okoye. Adams is 31 years old.
Due to make $1.9 million next season, the Bears will save that money, but they'll have to endure a $750,000 acceleration for the prorated portion of his guaranteed money.