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Adam Podlesh | Punter | #4

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/11/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
College: Maryland
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 4 (101) / JAC
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Free agent P Adam Podlesh wants to return to the NFL.
Podlesh sat out the past two seasons after he had to leave the Steelers ahead of the 2014 campaign for family reasons. His wife and baby suffered "catastrophic" complications during delivery when Podlesh's wife's blood pressure plummeted. Both survived, and Podlesh had to take care of both after the birth. Now that they're healthy, Podlesh, 32, wants another crack. Tue, Feb 23, 2016 09:55:00 PM

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Steelers signed P Adam Podlesh, formerly of the Bears.

Podlesh finished 29th in the league with his 37.9 net average last season and isn't going to a friendlier place to kick footballs. He'll compete with Brad Wing and potentially a rookie for punting duties in Pittsburgh.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 03:35:00 PM

Bears released P Adam Podlesh.

Podlesh inked a five-year, $10 million deal in July 2011. The move saves the Bears $1.025 million against the cap. Podlesh finished 29th in the league with his 37.9 net average in 2013.
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 01:10:00 PM

Bears P Adam Podlesh (hip) averaged 41.6 yards on five punts in Sunday's win over the Colts.

Concerns over Podlesh's left injury have been squashed. The Bears released insurance policy Ryan Quigley Monday.
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 12:26:00 PM

The Bears are "very concerned" about the left hip injury P Adam Podlesh suffered in Saturday's preseason game.

The injury is to Podlesh's plant leg, but has him iffy for Week 1. Podlesh's net punting average of 40.4 yards was sixth in the NFL in 2011. The Bears will go with undrafted rookie Ryan Quigley or a veteran free agent if Podlesh isn't ready for the regular season.
Tue, Aug 21, 2012 09:48:00 PM

Bears agreed to terms with P Adam Podlesh on a five-year contract.

Re-signing Podlesh was one of the Jaguars' top priorities in free agency, but they lost him when Chicago's offer was "significantly" higher. One of the top young punters in football, the 28-year-old has legit 4.4 speed that could come in handy for fakes, and he finished top-four in the NFL in net average last season. With the Bears, Podlesh should be a big upgrade on Brad Maynard.
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 09:02:00 AM

Jaguars GM Gene Smith confirmed that re-signing free agent P Adam Podlesh is a "high priority" this week.

The Jags can negotiate with Podlesh all week and lock him up long term as soon as Friday night. They should expect competition, however. Podlesh is one of the more athletic punters in football and set a franchise record with a 39.2 net average last season. There are lots of teams with uncertainty at punter.
Source: jaguars.com
Mon, Jul 25, 2011 08:06:00 PM

Jaguars GM Gene Smith expects to re-sign P Adam Podlesh shortly after the lockout is lifted.

The sides would have agreed to a deal earlier in the offseason had it not been for the so-called "30 percent" rule. Podlesh's 39.2 net average last season was the highest in Jacksonville franchise history.
Source: Jaguars.com
Tue, Jun 14, 2011 01:35:00 PM

Jaguars P Adam Podlesh recently revealed that he was diagnosed with salivary gland cancer on his face early last offseason.

Podlesh underwent surgery to remove the cancerous growth last March, and it was removed before it had a chance to spread. Podlesh now sports a three-inch scar and must undergo an MRI every four months to make sure the cancer doesn't return.
Fri, Nov 19, 2010 10:30:00 AM

Jaguars placed P Adam Podlesh on injured reserve, ending his season.

Podlesh suffered a knee injury during Sunday's loss to the Vikings, so he'll be replaced by young journeyman Steve Weatherford.
Tue, Nov 25, 2008 05:28:00 PM

The Jaguars signed rookie punter Adam Podlesh on Wednesday.

The fourth-round pick out of Maryland was the highest punter selected in April's draft. Podlesh will be a weapon on fakes, as he's an excellent athlete with 4.4 speed. He'll be the Jaguars’ starting punter right away.
Wed, Jun 13, 2007 03:59:00 PM

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