Gaines Adams Dead at 26
Talk about some shocking and saddening news, there’s nothing worse than waking up in the morning to hear that someone who was in excellent health the night before has now passed away. Apparently that’s exactly what happened with former Clemson and Buccaneers defensive end, Gaines Adams. The Greenville News via PFT first alerted us to the news that Adams died Sunday morning after being taken to the emergency room. Early reports suggest Adams died in his sleep because of a heart attack.
Adams, you’ll remember, was the 4th pick in the draft back in ’07, selected by Tampa Bay. After two disappointing seasons, former Tampa defensive line coach Rod Marinelli convinced the Bears to acquire Adams in a trade this season. Adams hardly played for Chicago, registering only seven tackles with the Bears and 17 this entire season. He had 13.5 sacks in his career and he reminds us once again that it’s always a bad idea to listen to Marinelli. Our thoughts go out to the Gaines family during this difficult time.