Gaines Adams dead at 26

Gaines Adams, defensive end for the Chicago Bears, was taken to a South Carolina emergency room on Sunday morning.  He was pronounced dead at 9am ET.  Details of the cause have not been released yet.  Our prayers and well wishes go out to his family and friends.  Rest in peace my friend.

It sure does make my heart drop everytime I see such a young talent leave us before their time.

Adams, 26, listed at 6-foot-5 and 256 pounds, played in college at Clemson and was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2007 NFL draft. He was traded to the Bears in October.

In 47 games over four seasons with the Bucs and Bears, Adams had 67 tackles, including 13.5 sacks.

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