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Former Chicago Bears DT Eddie Goldman Retires

Goldman appeared in 81 games across six seasons for the Bears.

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A former Chicago Bear called it quits on Tuesday. According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, defensive tackle Eddie Goldman informed his new team, Atlanta Falcons, that he is retiring from the NFL.

In the 2015 NFL Draft, the Bears selected Goldman at No. 39 overall, which also happened to be Ryan Pace’s second pick as general manager. The now-28-year-old Goldman played all six of his NFL seasons with the Bears. However, he missed the 2020 campaign as he opted out due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

During his time in Chicago, Goldman played a pivotal role in helping rebuild the Bears’ defense. His presence helped shore up what was at that time an extremely porous defensive line. The tandem of Goldman and Akiem Hicks, when healthy, was truly an interior defensive line force.

In 81 games with the Bears, Goldman logged 13 sacks and 175 tackles (116 solo), including 18 tackles for loss. He also recorded two fumble recoveries and one safety.

Unfortunately, Eddie Goldman was a salary cap casualty after the 2021 season under the Chicago Bears’ new regime. As a result, he signed with the Falcons on July 6.

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