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, yet will now hope to 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 in three campaigns. 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.
Broncos strong safety Omar Bolden wants to be the team's kick returner and he just let the world know it.
"That is my job," Bolden said. "I want it."
Bolden returned 13 kicks for 429 yards and a 33-yard average last season.
Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman is active Week 9 against the Patriots.
Hillman was listed as probable due to a shoulder injury. He was never really a candidate to sit. The team will also have Lamin Barrow, Omar Bolden, Chris Harris Jr., Brandon McManus, Juwan Thompson, Louis Vasquez and Kayvon Webster. All seven players were listed as probable coming into the contest.
Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman should play Week 9 against the Patriots.
Hillman is listed as probable on the injury report due to a shoulder injury. He was a full participant in practice Friday, and is expected to play.
The team also listed Lamin Barrow, Omar Bolden, Chris Harris Jr., Brandon McManus, Juwan Thompson, Louis Vasquez and Webster Kayvon as probable for the contest.
The following players were ruled inactive for the Broncos Week 8 at home against the Chargers: Monte Ball, Omar Bolden, Kapri Bibbs, Steven Johnson, Ben Garland, Michael Schofield and Mitch Unrein.
Broncos head coach John Fox provided an injury update on the status of defensive back Omar Bolden and linebacker Steven Johnson during his Monday news conference, per the Denver Post. Johnson is dealing with a mild ankle sprain, and Bolden suffered a concussion. Bolden will go through the league's concussion protocol and will need to be medically cleared by Thursday's showdown against the Chargers.
The Broncos have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's game against the 49ers: running back Montee Ball (groin), wide receiver Cody Latimer, cornerback Tony Carter, linebacker Shaquil Barrett, guard Ben Garland, tackle Michael Schofield and defensive tackle Mitch Unrein.
The Broncos are very healthy heading into Week 7, with Ball the only player on the active roster missing the game due to injury. All the team's players listed as probable on the final injury report are active, including running back Juwan Thompson (knee), linebacker Corey Nelson (hamstring), kicker Brandon McManus (groin) and defensive backs Omar Bolden (groin), David Bruton (ankle) and Chris Harris (knee).
Running back Montee Ball (groin) will almost certainly be the lone injured Broncos player out for their Sunday night game against San Francisco. The rest on their injury report issued Friday are probable.
That group consists of defensive backs Omar Bolden (groin), David Bruton (ankle) and Chris Harris (knee), kicker Brandon McManus (groin), linebacker Corey Nelson (hamstring) and running back Juwan Thompson (knee).
The Broncos defense is mostly in good shape health-wise, with just two injured players unable to take the field in Week 15 against the Chargers. Among those listed on the injury report, defensive lineman Malik Jackson and defensive backs Omar Bolden (shoulder), David Bruton (shoulder) and Mike Adams (thumb) are all active for Thursday's game.
Several minor skill position Broncos and linemen are among the probables for their game Thursday against San Diego.
Among them are running back C.J. Anderson (illness), wide receiver Trindon Holliday (shoulder), tight end Joel Dreessen (knee) and offensive linemen Chris Kuper (ankle), J.D. Walton (ankle) and Winston Justice (finger).
The defensive probables are backs Omar Bolden (shoulder), David Bruton (shoulder) and Mike Adams (thumb) and end Malik Jackson (knee).
Broncos CB Champ Bailey, S Omar Bolden, TE Joel Dreessen, T Orlando Franklin, and CB Kayvon Webster are active Week 13 against the Chiefs.
All five players came into the game listed as probable on the injury report. Bailey has been dealing with a foot injury, but practiced in full Friday.
The Broncos have designated three defensive backs as probable for Sunday in Kansas City. They are cornerbacks Champ Bailey (foot) and Kayvon Webster (ankle) and safety Omar Bolden (concussion).
The Broncos lengthy injury report for Week 4 against the Eagles features some good news, as only four of 14 players are expected to miss Sunday's game.
Among those players expected to take the field in spit of their injuries are defensive backs Omar Bolden (shoulder), David Bruton (neck) and Tony Carter (ankle), all of whom were able to get through Friday's practice without issue.
Four Broncos who were listed as probable are active for Monday night's game against the Raiders. They are safety Omar Bolden (shoulder), linebacker Aaron Brewer (rib), tight end Jacob Tamme (undisclosed) and safety Duke Ihenacho (ankle).
Broncos defensive back Omar Bolden was able to practice throughout the week despite a shoulder injury, and is officially probable for Week 3 against the Raiders Monday.
Six Broncos who were listed as probable or questionable are active against the Giants: Defensive end Robert Ayers (Achilles), safety Omar Bolden (shoulder), left tackle Ryan Clady (shoulder), wideout Trindon Holliday (knee), safety Duke Ihenacho (thigh) and linebacker Wesley Woodyard (ankle).