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NFL Free Agency 2014: Chicago Bears news, rumors, and free agent tracker (Open Thread)

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Jonathan Daniel

Today is one of the biggest days on the NFL calendar, as the 2014 league year officially begins. We will be updating this thread as the day goes on, so if you're hanging out in the comments section, make sure to refresh the page every so often.

Here is a table of free agents that we will be updating as Free Agency rolls on:

Position Player Prev Team New Team Notes
QB Josh McCown Bears See below
OT Eben Britton Bears
OT Jonathan Scott Bears
CB Charles Tillman Bears See below
CB Zackary Bowman Bears
CB Sherrick McManis Bears
S Craig Steltz Bears
S Major Wright Bears
S Anthony Walters Bears
DT Henry Melton Bears
DT Landon Cohen Bears
DT/DE Corey Wootton Bears
LB James Anderson Bears
LB D.J. Williams Bears Bears LINK
LB Blake Costanzo Bears
LS Patrick Mannelly Bears
KR/PR Devin Hester Bears

UPDATE: Bears sign Lamarr Houston (LINK)

UPDATE: Bears re-sign D.J. Williams (LINK)

UPDATE: Bears sign Ryan Mundy and Jordan Senn (LINK)

Prior to the start of Free Agency, the Bears took care of many players that were due to become Free Agents:

- QB Jay Cutler (7-year contract)
- QB Jordan Palmer (1-year)
- C Roberto Garza (1-year)
- C/G Taylor Boggs (1-year)
- G Matt Slauson (4-years)
- TE Dante Rosario (1-year) - And then he was cut a few days later.
- DT Jeremiah Ratliff (2-years)
- DT Nate Collins (1-year)
- CB Tim Jennings (4 years)
- CB Kelvin Hayden (1-year)
- CB Derrick Martin (1-year)

This is your NFL Free Agency Day 1 Open Thread... have fun!