Bears Drop Hester, Rams Release Finnegan


Published on March 6 2014 6:23 am
Last Updated on March 6 2014 6:23 am
Written by Millie Lange

Bears "Parting Ways" With Hester

The Chicago Bears will not have one of the most dangerous return men in league history next season. Devin Hester told NFL Network Wednesday the two sides are "parting ways." Hester is the NFL's all-time leader with 13 punt returns for touchdowns. He also has five kick returns for touchdowns. He has played all eight NFL seasons with the Bears.

The Chicago Bears are bringing back defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff. Both sides agreed to a two-year contract. The former seventh round pick had 14 and a half tackles and a sack and a half after signing with the team in November. He is a four-time Pro Bowler and has started 89 of his 109 games played with Dallas and Chicago.

The Chicago Bears are moving on without punter Adam Podlesh. The team released him yesterday and will save nearly two-million-dollars in cap space. Podlesh was due to make $1.45-million. He was with Chicago for three seasons and averaged 42.3 yards per punt while with the team.

Rams To Release CB Finnegan

(St. Louis, MO) -- The Rams are moving on without cornerback Cortland Finnegan. According to the "Post-Dispatch," executives told him that the move will be made. Finnegan took to Twitter saying, "St.Louis thank you for your letting me play for a classy franchise and coach fish nothing but love thank you all."  The Rams will save four-million-dollars in cap money for the upcoming season.