On Wednesday, the Chicago Bears signed veteran guard/center Adam Redmond. No contract details have been provided. In a corresponding move, the team waived UDFA rookie guard Gage Cervenka.
Redmond, who went undrafted out of Harvard, is 28 years old, stands at 6-foot-6, and weighs in at 300 lbs. In his time at Harvard, Redmond earned All-Ivy League first-team recognition.
After going undrafted in 2016, Redmond signed with the Indianapolis Colts but was released before the regular season and served on the Colts practice squad for the entire season.
The Colts elevated Redmond to the active roster in 2017, where he appeared in the first four regular-season games. Indianapolis later waived Redmond in October. In his four games, Redmond played 58 snaps, allowing no sacks and one hurry. He also drew two penalties.
Upon being waived, Redmond signed on with the Bills practice squad but was waived before the start of the 2018 regular season. It’s worth noting that the Bills offensive line coach at the time was Juan Castillo, the Bears current offensive line coach.
The Cowboys claimed Redmond off waivers prior to the 2018 regular season. He appeared in ten games for the Cowboys, playing 96 snaps and allowing one sack, six hurries, and drawing no penalties. Redmond spent the 2019 season with the Cowboys but was inactive for the first nine games before being placed on injured reserve.
In 2020, Redmond signed a one-year contract with the Cowboys but was released and signed to the practice squad prior to the regular season. Dallas elevated him to the active roster for multiple games that season, but Redmond did not see any playing time. After the 2020 season, he signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys before being released on May 5th, 2021.
Over the course of his career, Redmond has played 77 snaps at guard, 77 snaps at center, six snaps on kick return, and 68 snaps on field goal/extra point kicks. Redmond may represent competition at the center position for Sam Mustipher, but based on his career to date he most likely slots in as roster depth with potential special teams value as a blocker on kicking units.
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