Bears Free Agents and Free Agency
In a couple of days the NFL free agency period begins (midnight, February 29). The Bears extended TE Dez Clark and QB Kyle Orton.
I expect the Bears will go out and sign a veteran offensive lineman and possibly a defensive tackle. They will probably at least talk to Michael Turner and will keep an eye out for anyone else who may be available to provide depth.
The three big free agents the Bears have, WR Bernard Berrian, LB Lance Briggs, and Pro-Bowl special teamer Brendon Ayanbadejo are all represented by Drew Rosenhaus. As I have been expecting, all three will test the open market and see what comes out, but Drew Rosenhaus has confirmed that the Bears will have an opportunity to match. They have cap room and can probably match for at least 1 or 2 of the guys if they feel like it is worth it. We'll have to see what these guys are offered, but the Bears will be "in the mix."