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Chicago Bears Free Agency Day 2: News, rumors, and free agent tracker (Open Thread)

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It's day #2 of the 2014 league year... what does Phil Emery have in store for Chicago?

Scott Boehm

The new league year began yesterday at 4pm ET, and within the first two hours, the Chicago Bears had made some significant moves.

SIGNED: Defensive end Lamarr Houston (LINK)

RE-SIGNED: Linebacker D.J. Williams (LINK)

SIGNED: Safety Ryan Mundy and Special Teams ace Jordan Senn (LINK)

CUT: Defensive end Julius Peppers (LINK)

SIGNED: Safety M.D. Jennings (LINK)

Current Chicago Bears Free Agents:

Position Player Prev Team New Team Notes
QB Josh McCown Bears Bucs LINK
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 See below
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

NEWS/ RUMORS:

Defensive tackle Henry Melton has been contacted by multiple teams, but the latest reports have the Cowboys moving all-in to sign him. UPDATE: Melton now has visit scheduled with Minnesota on Thursday. (LINK)

Cornerback Charles Tillman also has a visit scheduled with the Buccaneers.

Adam Schefter reported the Bears had interest in defensive end Jared Allen, but Brad Biggs is reporting it ain't happening.

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What will today bring? This is your NFL Free Agency Day 2 Open Thread... Have fun!