NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
5-1-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 8-9-0
0-6-0 3-14-0

2022 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 22 0.0 1 0 0

Top Matthew Adams News

  • Bears' Matt Adams: Set for free agency

    Adams notched two tackles in the Bears' 29-13 loss to the Vikings in Week 18, and ended the season with 26 tackles and a forced fumble over 10 games played.

    Adams missed seven games with a calf injury, and in the nine games he played, he had two or fewer tackles in six of them. However, on a per-game basis, this was the most productive year of his five-year career. After playing about 20 snaps per game, he'll likely compete for a depth role next year as an unrestricted free agent.

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  • Bears' Matt Adams: Activated from IR

    The Bears activated Adams (calf) from injured reserve Wednesday, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

    Adams resumed practicing last week, and Chicago has seen enough to now bring him back to the active roster. That puts the 26-year-old on track to resume handling a depth role on defense beginning with Sunday's matchup against the Falcons.

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  • Bears' Matt Adams: Will practice Wednesday

    Chicago designated Adams (calf) to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

    Adams was placed on IR in mid-October due to a calf injury, but he'll return to practice Wednesday. With the move, Chicago opens up a 21-day window for the linebacker to be added to the active roster, but if he isn't, Adams will revert to IR for the remainder of the campaign.

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  • Bears' Matt Adams: Goes on injured reserve

    Adams (calf) was placed on IR on Tuesday.

    Adams left Sunday's loss the Vikings early with the injury, then was a DNP on the team's estimated practice report Monday. The fifth-year linebacker has struggled to stay healthy this season, already missing Weeks 3 and 4 due to a hamstring injury. He'll now be forced to miss at least the next four weeks, with a return of Nov. 13 against the Lions being his earliest eligibility.

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  • Bears' Matt Adams: Estimated DNP

    Adams (calf) was a non-participant in the Bears' estimated practice report Monday, Courtney Cronin of reports.

    Adams continues to deal with injuries, as he missed Week 3 and 4 with a hamstring issue. He then suffered a calf injury in Sunday's loss to the Vikings that forced his early exit. With the Bears on a short week and hosting the Commanders on Thursday, Adams will need to make a quick recovery to be active for the game.

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  • Bears' Matt Adams: Suffers calf injury Sunday

    Adams is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Vikings due to a calf injury, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Adams missed the team's previous two games due to a hamstring injury but returned to full practices ahead of Week 5 and was cleared for action. He recorded one tackle before leaving the game in the second half due to a new calf injury. In his absence, Joe Thomas and Jack Sanborn are candidates for increased roles.

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  • Bears' Matt Adams: Back in full Thursday

    Adams (hamstring) was listed as a full participant on the Bears' injury report Thursday.

    Adams has been sidelined for Chicago's last two games while dealing with a hamstring injury, which kept him limited during practice Wednesday as well. The 26-year-old recorded six tackles while playing just under half of his 73 total snaps on defense over the first two weeks, and he should see a consistent role in both phases moving forward.

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  • Bears' Matt Adams: Officially out

    Adams (hamstring) is inactive Sunday against the Giants.

    Adams was considered doubtful coming into the day, so his absence is not a surprise. Joe Thomas, who was recently signed to the active roster, will likely see the majority of snaps at outside linebacker.

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  • Bears' Matt Adams: Unlikely to play Sunday

    Adams (hamstring) is doubtful for Sunday against the Giants.

    Adams was able to log a limited practice Friday after logging DNP's on Wednesday and Thursday, but that may not be enough for the 26-year-old to take the field Sunday. Assuming he is out, recent signee to the active roster Joe Thomas will likely be looking at an increased snap count.

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  • Bears' Matt Adams: Out for Week 3

    Adams (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Texans.

    Adams practiced in full Wednesday, only to miss practice the rest of the week. He played primarily on special teams through the first two games of the season, logging six total tackles.

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  • Bears' Matt Adams: Back in action Saturday

    Adams (shoulder) recorded four tackles during the Bears' preseason finale against the Browns.

    Adams suffered a right shoulder injury during Chicago's previous preseason outing against Seattle, though he looks to be healthy once again given his participation Saturday. The fifth-year linebacker recorded 10 tackles while playing all but one of his 349 total snaps on special teams with the Colts last year, and his familiarity with new Bears head coach Matt Eberflus should greatly improve his chances of surviving the team's final roster cuts Tuesday.

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  • Bears' Matt Adams: Suffers shoulder injury

    Adams (shoulder) is considered questionable to return to Thursday's preseason contest against the Seahawks.

    After Adams joined the Bears this offseason, the linebacker was arrested in June for gun possession. The 26-year-old could miss some more time before the season starts with a shoulder injury which he suffered at the end of a screen pass in the first quarter of Thursday's preseason contest.

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  • Bears' Matt Adams: Arrested Thursday

    Adams was arrested in Chicago on Thursday and charged with misdemeanor illegal gun possession and possessing a high-capacity magazine and metal-piercing bullets, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun Times reports.

    Adams, who joined the Bears on a one-year deal this offseason, had a license for the weapon but it wasn't registered in the state of Illinois. His court date is scheduled for Aug. 24, but it's unclear what type of discipline he'll face from the league.

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  • Bears' Matthew Adams: Headed to Chicago

    Adams signed a one-year contract with the Bears on Saturday, Patrick Finley of Chicago Sun Times reports.

    Adams was a special teams ace for the Colts a year ago, totaling 10 tackles across 348 special-team snaps. The 2018 seventh-round pick figures to garner a similar role for the Bears in 2022.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 229 lbs
Birthplace: Cleveland, MS
Age: 27
School: Houston
Experience: 6