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2015 NFL Free Agency: Chicago Bears news and rumors for Wednesday, March 11

This is your open thread for day 2 of the NFL's free agency frenzy!

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Here's what we know so far about the Chicago Bears.

The Brandon Marshall trade became official. He went to the Jets along with a 7th round draft pick for their 5th rounder.

The Bears gave quarterback Jimmy Clausen the league minimum ($745,000), but they sweetened the pot with a signing bonus of $262,500.

Odds are Jay Cutler will be the starting quarterback in 2015 for the Bears. David's article here.

Wide receiver Eddie Royal is in town and is close to signing.

Safety Antrel Rolle is also in Chicago and is close to signing. Kev's story here.

Outside linebacker Pernell McPhee was reported to be a new Bear, but nothing is official as of yet. My story here.

Last night McPhee tweeted out, "Hello Chicago #Bearsnation" from Vernon Hills, Illinois, so it's just a matter of time before he signs. EDIT: It's official, here's my article.

The New Orleans Saints have a number of players on the trade block, and since Chicago's general manager Ryan Pace worked in New Orleans from 2001-2014, he probably knows that roster pretty well.

Tampa Bay middle linebacker Mason Foster is still in play with the Bears as is Kansas City Chief's safety Ron Parker who will visit with the Bears today. Here's a good article about Parker from

Defensive tackle Terrance Knighton is still a free agent and it seems the Raiders and Broncos are not in his plans.

Here is the list of free agents from Rotoworld at positions the Bears could be targeting.

Wide Receivers

1. Dez Bryant (Franchise Tagged)
2. Demaryius Thomas (Franchise Tagged)
3. Randall Cobb (Re-signed 4-year, $40M deal with GB)
4. Jeremy Maclin (Agreed to multi-year deal with KC)
5. Torrey Smith (Signed 5-year, $40M deal with SF)
6. Andre Johnson
7. Percy Harvin
8. Michael Crabtree
9. Stevie Johnson
10. Kenny Britt
11. Cecil Shorts
12. Brian Hartline (Signed 2-year, $6M deal with CLE)
13. Eddie Royal
14. Hakeem Nicks
15. Denarius Moore
16. Mike Williams
17. Nate Washington
18. Reggie Wayne
19. Leonard Hankerson
20. Dwayne Harris (Signed 5-year, $17.5M deal with NYG)
21. Ted Ginn (Signed 2-year, $4.2M deal with CAR)
22. Jacoby Jones (Signed 2-year, $5.5M deal with SD)
23. Harry Douglas (Signed 3-year deal with TEN)
24. Vincent Brown
25. Brandon Gibson (Signed 1-year, $825K deal with NE)
26. Miles Austin
27. Jerrel Jernigan
28. Donnie Avery
29. Marcus Easley
30. Derek Hagan
31. Robert Meachem
32. Lance Moore
33. Brian Tyms
34. Jarrett Boykin

Tight Ends

1. Julius Thomas (Signed 5-year, $46M deal with JAX)
2. Jordan Cameron
3. Charles Clay (Transition Tagged)
4. Jermaine Gresham
5. Niles Paul (Re-signed 3-year, $6M deal with WAS)
6. Virgil Green (Re-signed 3-year, $8.4M deal with DEN)
7. Rob Housler
8. Owen Daniels (Signed 3-year, $12M deal with DEN)
9. Lance Kendricks (Re-signed 4-year, $18.5M deal with STL)
10. Zach Miller
11. James Casey
12. Tony Moeaki
13. Lee Smith (Signed 3-year, $9M deal with OAK)
14. Anthony Fasano
15. Matt Spaeth (Re-signed 2-year, $2.2M deal with PIT)
16. Dante Rosario
17. Jacob Tamme
18. Daniel Fells
19. Ed Dickson (Re-signed 3-year, $6.8M deal with CAR)
20. David Ausberry

Interior Defensive Linemen

1. Ndamukong Suh (Agreed to 6-year, $114M deal with MIA)
2. Nick Fairley
3. Terrance Knighton
4. Dan Williams
5. Jared Odrick (Agreed to multi-year deal with JAX)
6. Stephen Paea (Agreed to four-year, $21M deal with WAS)
7. C.J. Mosley
8. Henry Melton
9. Vince Wilfork
10. Darnell Dockett (Signed 2-year, $7.5M deal with SF)
11. Cory Redding
12. Randy Starks
12. Barry Cofield
13. Letroy Guion
14. Corey Peters (Agreed to 3-year, $10.5M deal with ARZ)
15. B.J. Raji
16. Kevin Williams
17. Kenrick Ellis
18. Ahtyba Rubin
19. Tom Johnson (Re-signed 3-year, $7M deal with MIN)
20. Jarvis Jenkins
21. Alan Branch
22. Alex Carrington
23. Dwan Edwards (Re-signed 2-year deal with CAR)
24. Pat Sims
25. Tommy Kelly
26. Mike Patterson
27. Ricky Jean-Francois (Signed 3-year, $9M deal with WAS)
28. Kendall Langford (Signed undisclosed deal with IND)
29. Chris Canty
30. Leger Douzable
31. Karl Klug
32. Colin Cole (Re-signed 1-year, $1.05M deal with CAR)
33. Kevin Vickerson
34. Tyson Alualu (Re-signed 2-year, $6M deal with JAX)
35. Demarcus Dobbs
36. Vance Walker
37. Andre Fluellen
38. Fili Moala
39. Nick Hayden
40. Stephen Bowen

Inside Linebackers

1. Brandon Spikes
2. David Harris (Re-signed 3-year, $21.5M deal with NYJ)
3. Mason Foster
4. Rolando McClain
5. Nate Irving
6. Rey Maualuga (Re-signed 3-year, $15M deal with CIN)
7. Curtis Lofton
8. A.J. Hawk (Signed 2-year deal with CIN)
9. Arthur Moats (Re-signed 3-year, $7.5M deal with PIT)
10. Jamari Lattimore
11. Joe Mays
12. Steven Johnson (Re-signed 1-year, $785K deal with DEN)
13. Colin McCarthy
14. Brad Jones (Signed 2-year, $2.9M deal with PHI)
15. Dane Fletcher
16. Darryl Sharpton
17. Kelvin Sheppard (Agreed to undisclosed deal with MIA)
18. Desmond Bishop
19. Mark Herzlich
20. Jasper Brinkley


1. Darrelle Revis (Agreed to 5-year, $70M deal with NYJ)
2. Byron Maxwell (Agreed to 6-year, $63M deal with PHI)
3. Brandon Flowers (Re-signed 4-year, $36M deal with SD)
4. Tramon Williams
5. Antonio Cromartie
6. Buster Skrine (Signed 4-year, $25M contract with NYJ)
7. Kareem Jackson (Re-signed 4-year, $34M deal with HOU)
8. Davon House (Agreed to 4-year, $25M deal with JAX)
9. Chris Culliver
10. Perrish Cox
11. Patrick Robinson
12. Cary Williams (Signed 3-year, $18M deal with SEA)
13. Jimmy Wilson
14. Rashean Mathis
15. Brandon Browner
16. Alan Ball
17. Walter Thurmond III (Agreed to 1-year deal with PHI)
18. Terence Newman
19. Charles Tillman
20. Tarell Brown
21. Brice McCain
22. Darius Butler (Re-signed 2-year, $5M deal with IND)
23. Shareece Wright
24. Cortland Finnegan
25. Sterling Moore
26. Bradley Fletcher
27. Kyle Wilson
28. Josh Wilson
29. Robert McClain
30. Will Blackmon (Signed 1-year, $950K deal with SEA)
31. Anthony Levine
32. Chris Cook
33. Ike Taylor
34. Brandon Harris
35. Carlos Rogers


1. Devin McCourty (Re-signed 5-year, $47.5M deal with NE)
2. Rahim Moore
3. Tyvon Branch (Signed 1-year, $2M deal with KC)
4. Antrel Rolle
5. Louis Delmas
6. Marcus Gilchrist
7. Stevie Brown
8. Dawan Landry
9. Nate Allen
10. Da'Norris Searcy (Agreed to 4-year, $24M deal with TEN)
11. Mike Adams (Re-signed 2-year deal with IND)
12. LaRon Landry
13. Darian Stewart
14. Ron Parker
15. Bernard Pollard
16. Danieal Manning
17. Jeron Johnson
18. George Wilson
19. Dwight Lowery

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One last reminder that this is an open thread (WCG-MA).

What are your thoughts on free agency so far?