Former Bears defensive lineman Eddie Goldman is returning from 1-year retirement, rejoining Falcons


(670 The Score) Former Bears defensive lineman Eddie Goldman has been reinstated by the Falcons from the reserve/retired list, paving the way for him to come back and play in 2023.

Goldman signed with the Falcons early last July but announced his retirement 13 days later, just prior to the start of training camp. The Bears released Goldman in March 2022 after he spent seven years with the team.

The 29-year-old Goldman played 81 games for the Bears over six seasons with Chicago, as he opted out of playing the 2020 campaign during the pandemic. He was a disruptive force in the Bears' 3-4 defensive scheme as the nose tackle.

A second-round pick of the Bears in 2015, Goldman is rejoining a Falcons organization that includes the general manager who drafted him in Ryan Pace, who's now a senior personnel executive in Atlanta.

Moving on
Former Bears linebackers Nicholas Morrow and Matt Adams, who each played one season with the team in 2022, signed elsewhere Tuesday.

Morrow landed a one-year deal with the defending NFC champion Eagles, while Adams is signing a one-year deal with the Browns. In Philadelphia, Morrow could be tasked with replacing linebacker T.J. Edwards, who signed a three-year deal with Chicago last week.

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