That's right. Stephen Paea in training camp. Savor it; it's been a long, busy week to get here. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Yesterday was a busy one for camp and the free agency market. Let's bring you back up to date with some of what happened...
- Apparently Kreutz isn't likely to return over 500K. The Bears' ultimatum-style offer was four million for one year, and it looks like Kreutz wants that half million or it means he's gone. Semi-good news in the thing is San Francisco apparently hasn't made an offer since Wednesday night, and we've heard nothing about it since then.
- If you played in Texas last season, you stand a good chance of joining the Bears. In addition to Roy Williams and Sam Hurd, the Bears signed Marion Barber (two year deal, 5 mil) from Dallas and Amobi Okoye from Houston. Okoye's signing could mean Marcus Harrison getting the ol' upheaval, and Chester Taylor could be on the lookout for a pink slip in his near future.
- Major H/T goes out to fortefan09 for this one. Gary Myers of the New York Daily News reported that the Bears are involved in the bidding war for Braylon Edwards.
- According to Sean Jensen, the Bears were going to try Edwin Williams at first team center, but since he can't practice until Thursday, Garza took the snaps.
- Corey Graham re-signed with the team on a one-year deal, and in other cornerback news, Asante Samuel (trade) and Kelvin Hayden (released by Indianapolis) are both available.
That's what's up, and with that, this is your free agency thread for the morning. Behave now; open-thread responsibly, and remember - there's still a ton of offensive linemen out there.