Bears cut Omar Bolden

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The Bears released defensive back Omar Bolden Friday, just a few months after signing him in free agency.

Per ESPN’s Adam Caplan, the Bears in March had guaranteed Bolden $80,000 on a one-year contract worth a total of $840,000.

A fourth-round pick of the Broncos in 2012, Bolden played in 56 games in four years in Denver. He had been handling the punt return duties for the Broncos before suffering a knee injury during the playoffs last January.

Bolden had his first career punt return touchdown last season. He only missed one game over his first three seasons before injuries limited him to nine games last season.

14 responses to “Bears cut Omar Bolden

  1. Kind of surprising. I was sad the Broncos lost him, especially on special teams. Can always use the safety depth…

  2. On one hand, it’s 80K flushed down the toilet.

    On the other hand, to only be out 80K on an 840K contract is pretty good deal writing.

    I can only hope this represents a vote of confidence in the young bucks by Fox & Pace.

  3. Kind of strange to cut him now considering how much the Bears invested in him this off season and he has not even played a down for them. Decent back up who can play safety and corner on top of his special teams play.

  4. that stinks, because how many other teams could have selected and kept him, while he wasted time with the Bears nearly the entire off season. Maybe he’s cut because his injury isn’t healed.

    The NFL owners have it both ways, because they get new players on the cheap for 5 years, and then there’s no guaranteed contract for these players and when they eventually get injured they risk being cut and facing unemployment yet tagged as not physically fit to play. Something needs to be changed to make the NFL system fair to players too.

  5. Miami doesn’t need a Safety/Returner. They have a ProBowler in Jones and highly rated ex-Lion Quaddus. In depth Walt Aiken, M. Thomas and 2 new Draft picks. Some CB depth would be nice however. My guess is the injury is not fully recovered, but he will get signed. I wish I could get $80K for going on essentially Job Interviews.

  6. amazing how overrated denver was last year

    if new england was healthy, they wipe the floor with gomer and the roid boys

    everyone knows it

    they lost on a 2 pt conversion with their b squad on the road
    lmao

  7. tylawspick6 says:
    Jul 23, 2016 11:21 AM
    amazing how overrated denver was last year

    if new england was healthy, they wipe the floor with gomer and the roid boys

    everyone knows it

    they lost on a 2 pt conversion with their b squad on the road
    lmao
    ———
    Nice to see that you finally realize Brady and Gronk are b squad. Brady can get to the A squad but he has to cheat to get there. 4 Games cheater!

  8. You sign a guy in free agency and then cut him before training camp even begins? Seems odd, no, unless he’s got an injury issue.

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    It does seem odd, but perhaps he was notified that he wasn’t going to earn a starting position and so he asked to be released in time to be picked up and make another squad in time to learn the playbook and push for a starting job.

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