Bolden (knee) has been released by the Bears, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports. Bolden signed with the Bears back in March, but will now hit the free agent market just four months later. The veteran suffered a PCL sprain during the Broncos' playoff run last season, but will hope to return to health and catch on elsewhere as a reserve safety and special teams contributor.
The Bears and Bolden agreed to a contract Thursday, the Chicago Tribune reports. The defections from head coach John Fox's previous employer, the Broncos, continue, as Bolden is the fourth such player to move from Denver to Chicago this offseason. In four seasons in the Mile-High City, Bolden served primarily on special teams, racking up 27 tackles in that domain while returning at least 13 kickoffs on three occasions. Expect him to serve in a similar capacity with the Bears.
Bolden (knee) has been placed on season-ending injured reserve, USA Today's Lindsay Jones reports. The Broncos' primary kick returner and a key reserve on defense, Bolden suffered a sprained PCL during Sunday's win over the Steelers. The Broncos may turn to Emmanuel Sanders or Andre Caldwell to hand kickoff returns against the Patriots on Sunday.
Bolden (knee) suffered a PCL sprain during Sunday's playoff win over the Steelers and will miss the remainder of this season, The Denver Post reports. Bolden had missed the Broncos' previous four games due to a hamstring ailment. While he'll be unavailable following Sunday's injury, Bolden reportedly won't need surgery to repair his knee issue. With him out, Denver's secondary losses a bit of depth ahead of Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Patriots.
Broncos strong safety Omar Bolden was removed from Sunday's season opener against the Ravens with a foot injury. Bolden was ruled out from returning to the game.