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2013 NFL Free Agency, Day 3: Chicago Bears news and updates (Open Thread)

We've had two big additions, and a handful of smaller deletions... A few big name Chicago Bears free agents remain unsigned.

Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE

The first couple of days of Free Agency were fun for Bears fans, watching the general manager sign two players that will significantly upgrade positions of need on the offensive side of the ball.


LT Jermon Bushrod (6'5, 315)

He was a two-time Pro Bowl selection while playing under Aaron Kromar in New Orleans, and now he gets to to take care of Jay Cutler's blind side. Bushrod is a big fella, has good athleticism, and can generally take care of things in one-on-one blocking situations. In a division that features Clay Matthews and Jared Allen, a good offensive tackle will be quite valuable.

TE Martellus Bennett (6'6, 270)

How much did this signing mean? Within hours of signing one tight end, the Bears released two. Bennett will apparently replace Kellen Davis AND Matt Spaeth, and to no surprise. He's a great run-blocker, and a significant receiving threat when stretching the field.


TE Kellen Davis

TE Matt Spaeth

DT Matt Toeaina

CB D.J. Moore

For a complete list of who is going where, check out the table below. We will do our best to keep it updated as free agency progresses.

Pos Player Prev Team New Team Notes
TE Martellus Bennett Giants Bears 4 years / $21m
T Jermon Bushrod Saints Bears 5 years / $35.9m / $17.7m gtd (2013 cap: $3.01m)
G Andy Levitre Bills Titans 4 years / $46.8m / $10.5m signing bonus
T Phil Loadholt Vikings Vikings 4 years / $25m / $7m signing bonus
G Louis Vasquez Chargers Broncos 4 years / $26.5m / $13m gtd
T Gosder Cherilus Lions Colts 5 years / $34m / $10m signing bonus
WR Mike Wallace Steelers Dolphins 5 years / $60m / $30m gtd
TE Anthony Fasano Dolphins Chiefs 4 years / $16m / $4.5m signing bonus
TE Jared Cook Titans Rams 5 years / $35m / $19m gtd
LB Dannell Ellerbe Ravens Dolphins 5 years / $34.75m / 14m gtd
DT Desmond Bryant Raiders Browns 5 years / $34m / $15m gtd
RB Reggie Bush Dolphins Lions source | 4 years
T Jake Long Dolphins

T Andre Smith Bengals

T Sebastian Vollmer Patriots

T Eric Winston Chiefs

G Brandon Moore Jets

T Sam Baker Falcons Falcons 6 year deal
G Kevin Boothe Giants
WR Wes Welker Patriots Broncos Not too high of a price tag
WR Greg Jennings Packers

TE Dustin Keller Jets
CB Antoine Winfield Vikings
DE Osi Umenyiora Giants
DE Cliff Avril Lions Seahawks 2 years, $15 million
WR Brandon Gibson Rams
WR Danny Amendola Rams Patriots 5 years, $31 million
DT Henry Melton Bears Bears FRANCHISE TAG
LB Geno Hayes Bears Jaguars terms undisclosed
RB Kahlil Bell Bears - -
RB Armando Allen Bears - tendered
QB Jason Campbell Bears - -
QB Josh McCown Bears - -
OL Jonathan Scott Bears - -
OL Chris Spencer Bears - -
OL Chilo Rachal Bears - -
OL Lance Louis Bears - -
DE Israel Idonije Bears - -
DT Amobi Okoye Bears - -
CB Zack Bowman Bears - -
CB Kelvin Hayden Bears - -
S Troy Nolan Bears - -
LB Brian Urlacher Bears - -
LB Nick Roach Bears - -
K Olindo Mare Bears - -
DT Nate Collins Bears - -
CB DJ Moore Bears - Released
TE Kellen Davis Bears - Released
DT Matt Toeaina Bears - Released
TE Matt Spaeth Bears - Released

This is your NFL Free Agency Day 3 Open Thread... Have fun!