Bears release veteran linemen Adams, Omiyale

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears have released veteran defensive tackle Anthony Adams and offensive lineman Frank Omiyale.

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The moves announced Thursday were hardly surprising since the roles of both players decreased last season.

Adams went from making 16 starts in 2010 to four stars last season, his fifth in Chicago. He previously spent four seasons in San Francisco and has 329 tackles with 10.5 sacks in his career.

Omiyale started every game in 2010. He made just three starts at right tackle last season after Gabe Carimi was injured and later was replaced by Lance Louis. A seven-year veteran, Omiyale spent three seasons in Chicago after playing for Atlanta and Carolina.

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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