General manager Ryan Pace has brought in eight new players since free agency started last Thursday. In total, the team has signed 17 players in the month of March with nine other guys being re-signed.
Here is my summary of all 17 Bears additions in one sentence apiece.
The free agent additions:
Mike Glennon – A tall, smart, tough, strong-armed and slow-footed quarterback out to prove his worth as the 22nd starting Bears quarterback since 2000.
Markus Wheaton – A speedy and versatile deep threat that could give the Bears’ offense an extra dimension.
Kendall Wright – A former first round pick who excels in the slot, but only the right system, perhaps again with his pal, offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains.
Dion Sims – A reliable pass blocking tight end who will provide stability to the team’s blocking scheme.
Tom Compton – A competitor for the swing tackle position who at the very least will give the Bears another tall bruiser.
Prince Amukamara – A rock solid cover corner who can do better than previous seasons with better health and aggressive coaching.
Marcus Cooper – An under the radar cornerback who has endless length and upside as an outside corner and ballhawk.
Quintin Demps – A veteran safety who plays with a chip on his shoulder and someone who will provide stability and leadership on the back end.
Connor Shaw – A gritty competitor who has a ton to prove in order cement a roster spot in the quarterback room.
Josh Bellamy – A solid special teamer who knows he can be better when given another chance on offense.
Daniel Brown – A young pass catcher who is making the transition from wideout to tight end.
Eric Kush – A no-nonsense blocker who really shined when plugged into the lineup last season at guard.
Christian Jones – A versatile chess piece at linebacker who has experience as a starter and as a core special teamer.
Bryce Callahan – A gifted undersized corner who can be really good if he can just stay healthy.
Johnthan Banks – A lengthy corner who is trying to revitalize his career in Chicago and simply earn a roster spot.
Connor Barth – A guy who will forever be known as Robbie Gould’s replacement and for many that doesn’t bode well.
Patrick Scales – A steady long snapper who could eventually help ease the pain of long time star Patrick Mannelly’s retirement a few years ago.
The players who are no longer with the Bears: QB Jay Cutler (released), QB Matt Barkley (49ers), QB Brian Hoyer (49ers), WR Alshon Jeffery (Eagles), TE Logan Paulsen (49ers), OL Ted Larsen (Dolphins) and DL Cornelius Washington (Lions)
The remaining team free agents: WR Deonte Thompson, WR Marquess Wilson, OL Matt McCants, OL Nick Becton, OL Mike Adams, DL C.J. Wilson, LB Sam Acho, CB Brandon Boykin and S Chris Prosinski
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