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Bears Offseason: Chicago Saves $3.15 Million By Cutting Anthony Adams And Frank Omiyale

On Thursday, the Chicago Bears announced that they were aparting ways with defensive tackle Anthony Adams and offensive lineman Frank Omiyale. The Bears already were well under the NFL salary cap, and with the removal of these two players, the team will save another $3 million and change. The Tribune's Brad Biggs has the financial breakdown.

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Here, for example, is the breakdown for Omiyale:

Frank Omiyale

2012 salary-cap figure $2.8 million

2012 base salary $2.1 million

2012 roster bonus $250,000

Pro-rated signing bonus vs. salary cap $450,000 Net savings: $1.9 million

According to Biggs, the Bears are now close to $30 million under the salary cap. What the team decides to do with that money could be a major factor in its fate during the 2012 season.

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