The Bears have announced the release of offensive lineman Frank Omiyale as well as the release of defensive tackle Anthony Adams.
Adams’ release was reported by ESPN Chicago last weekend and officially took place this week.
Originally selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft out of Tennessee Tech, the 6-foot-4, 315-pound Omiyale appeared in one game over two seasons with the Falcons before he was waived and claimed by the Carolina Panthers. Omiyale started one of 10 games over two seasons with the Panthers.
Signed to a four-year, $12.5 million contract by the Bears on February 28, 2009, Omiyale started 28 of 32 games over the 2009 and 2010, including some games at left tackle, before playing in primarily a reserve role in 2011.
Omiyale was due $2.1 million in base salary and had a $250,000 workout bonus in his contract. His release clears $2.35 million in space under the salary cap.
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