DT - FA - OUT
According to Ian Rapoport, Eddie Goldman has informed the Atlanta Falcons that he is retiring from the NFL.
After being selected in the second round of the 2015 draft, Eddie Goldman spent six seasons with the Chicago Bears before being released in March. The veteran DT then signed a one-year deal with the Falcons earlier this month and was likely going to be a strong contributor on the interior. The team will now look for someone on their roster to step-up, and may add depth to the position by signing free agents.
According to Josina Anderson, Eddie Goldman has officially been released by the Bears.
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Eddie Goldman is the latest amongst the cap casualties for the Chicago Bears. The Bears could not find a trade partner for the veteran nose tackle and will now find a new team.
The overhaul continues for Chicago who has now moved on from Khalil Mack, Danny Trevathan and now Goldman in just the last 24 hours. This defense will look very different next year and it will be interesting to see how new GM Ryan Poles retools the team.
Eddie Goldman will choose not to play in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic.
Goldman has been a star since being drafted in 2015when he recorded 4.5 sacks. He's recorded 12.5 sacks over his five years and has been a wall for running backs to get through. Playing on both passing and rushing downs, Goldman's presence will be very tough to replicate and this transaction is a gut punch for the Bears defense.
Eddie Goldman finished Sunday's win over the Vikings with three total tackles and his third sack of the regular season.
Goldman finished the regular season with 39 total tackles and three sacks for the Bears. In most formats, he can probably be kept on waivers.