Archive for March 2016

Zach Miller returns on a two-year deal and projects as the starter

Zach Miller returns on a two-year deal and projects as the starter
Left tackle Charles Leno called him Mr. Touchdown while right guard Kyle Long called him a great football player, better dude with an even better haircut. Well, on Monday, the Bears re-signed “that guy”, tight end Zach Miller to a two-year, $6 million deal with $2 million more available in incentives. After a breakout 2015... Read more »

The Bears add depth with the re-signing of veteran TE Rob Housler

The Bears add depth with the re-signing of veteran TE Rob Housler
After re-signing six of their own and four new faces since free agency opened up last Wednesday, the Bears signed their 11th overall player by bringing back tight end Rob Housler on a one-year deal on Monday morning. Originally signed December 9 with Martellus Bennett on injured reserve, he suited up for the final four... Read more »

The Bears come to terms with DE Akiem Hicks after long drawn out process

The Bears come to terms with DE Akiem Hicks after long drawn out process
It certainly felt like an eternity. After three days of discussions with general manager Ryan Pace, head coach John Fox and the rest of the Bears brass, defensive end Akiem Hicks came to terms on a two-year, $10 million deal ($5.5 million in guaranteed money) on Sunday night, per the team’s official website. Hicks had... Read more »
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Bears find value in yet another solid inside linebacker, Jerrell Freeman

Bears find value in yet another solid inside linebacker, Jerrell Freeman
After landing a big time building block in Danny Trevathan on Wednesday, the Bears decided to pull the trigger on another high talent at inside linebacker, Jerrell Freeman. The 29-year-old agreed to a reported three-year, $12 million deal ($6 million guaranteed) with the Bears on Saturday afternoon. Prior to the start of free agency, I... Read more »

Special teams ace Sherrick McManis returns on a two-year deal

Special teams ace Sherrick McManis returns on a two-year deal
On the second day of NFL free agency, the Chicago Bears re-signed another one of their own in special teams standout Sherrick McManis on a two-year deal Thursday. McManis reportedly turned down offers from both Jacksonville and New England, according to the Tribune accepting a deal worth $2.85 million ($750,000 guaranteed) with the Bears. He becomes... Read more »

The Bears sign three of their own free agents in Porter, Rodgers and Becton

The Bears sign three of their own free agents in Porter, Rodgers and Becton
Three veterans re-signed with the Bears on Wednesday, cornerback Tracy Porter, running back Jacquizz Rodgers and tackle Nick Becton. Porter earned a reported three-year, $12 million deal ($4.25 million guaranteed) while Rodgers and Becton each agreed to one-year pacts. These moves come after the Bears inked linebacker Danny Trevathan and tackle Bobby Massie to contracts... Read more »
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Offensive line help comes for the Bears by the way of RT Bobby Massie

Offensive line help comes for the Bears by the way of RT Bobby Massie
After landing inside linebacker Danny Trevathan earlier Wednesday, the Bears agreed to a three-year deal, $18 million deal ($6.5 million guaranteed) with veteran right tackle Bobby Massie. Reported by Adam Jahns of the Sun-Times, Massie provides the Bears with help on the right side after three-time Pro Bowler Kyle Long moved over to tackle last... Read more »

The Bears strike gold with first move, adding inside linebacker Danny Trevathan

The Bears strike gold with first move, adding inside linebacker Danny Trevathan
The Chicago Bears signed a promising young linebacker last off-season. On Wednesday, second-year general manager Ryan Pace did more of the same by agreeing to terms with Denver Broncos’ free agent linebacker Danny Trevathan. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the deal shortly after free agency officially opened up at 3 p.m. CT/4 p.m. ET. It... Read more »

2016 NFL Free Agency: Here are some names to remember for the Bears

2016 NFL Free Agency: Here are some names to remember for the Bears
After hitting on an up-and-coming star in Pernell McPhee in his first free agency as Chicago Bears general manager, you can bet Ryan Pace will be a bit more strategic this time around with roughly $46.6 million in cap space according to OverTheCap.com (the seventh-most space available). Pace had just a little over $30 million... Read more »
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2016 NFL Free Agency: Assessing the rest of the Bears' defensive free agents

2016 NFL Free Agency: Assessing the rest of the Bears' defensive free agents
This is the final part of an in-depth series that will examine the status of the Chicago Bears’ top free agents. The Bears have 23 free agents, including 18 unrestricted free agents this off-season and with free agency officially opening up Wednesday, it’s time to wrap up the breakdown of their own free agent class.... Read more »