Bears DE Gaines Adams passed away Sunday morning for undisclosed reasons. Profootballtalk.com reports that Adams is "believed" to have suffered a heart attack.
Gaines Adams has totaled two tackles and zero sacks since the Bears acquired him from the Bucs in mid-October.
Bears declared DE Gaines Adams, WR Juaquin Iglesias, RB Adrian Peterson, CB D.J. Moore, OG Lance Louis, DL Matt Toeaina, DL Jarron Gilbert and LB Hunter Hillenmeyer inactive for Week 6.
According to a league source, newly acquired Bears DE Gaines Adams will be inactive for Sunday's matchup in Atlanta.
Bears acquired DE Gaines Adams from the Buccaneers in exchange for what is believed to be a 2010 second-round draft pick.
Bucs RE Gaines Adams (groin) won't start but is expected to play, according to beat reporter Rick Stroud.
Bucs RE Gaines Adams has missed the last two days of practice due to a groin injury and is questionable for Week 4.
The Bucs are considering benching RE Gaines Adams after he recorded zero sacks in the team's first two games.
Bucs coach Raheem Morris says DE Gaines Adams will be a bust if he doesn't record double-digit sacks this season.
Bucs DE Gaines Adams, who has 12.5 career sacks, said he is "ready to break out" as he enters his third season in the league.
Bucs RE Gaines Adams will line up more to the wide side of offensive tackles in new coordinator Jim Bates' system.
The Bucs expect to move RE Gaines Adams around more in an attempt to increase his sack potential.
New Bucs defensive coordinator Jim Bates believes RE Gaines Adams has the tools to be a "premier pass rusher."
Gaines Adams was shaken up in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Falcons.