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2015 NFL Free Agency: Chicago Bears news and rumors for Friday the 13th

This is your Open Thread (Rated WCG-MA) for the 4th day of NFL Free Agency! Feel free to take the discussion in what ever direction you see fit, but please be mindful of our Community Guidelines!

Bears sign defensive end Jason Voorhees...
Bears sign defensive end Jason Voorhees...
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The Chicago Bears have been relatively quiet so far this free agency, but they have filled three glaring needs on the roster. They locked up a violent, play-making edge rusher for the new 3-4 defense in Pernell McPhee. The addition of Antrel Rolle gives them their best safety in about 10 years, and wide receiver Eddie Royal will bring a new dynamic to the offense.

There's still some work to be done and here's what we know so far.

Chicago should have right around $9 million in cap space available when taking the draft picks in consideration.

The Bears are still trying to land inside linebacker Mason Foster and safety Ron Parker. They met with both players yesterday, but Foster and Parker are keeping their options open. Parker began the free agency period by seeking $6 million from his former team the Kansas City Chiefs, but he'll probably need to come down off that demand. Foster is rumored to be seeking about $5 million per year.

The longer the free agency process plays out, the more these players will need to come down from their demands, because other teams are filling needs at their positions elsewhere.

A quick note about some of the former Denver Broncos (head coach John Fox's ex-team), New Orleans Saints (general manager Ryan Pace's former team) and 49ers (defensive coordinator Vic Fangio's former team) being scooped up in free agency. If the Bears didn't show any interest, there has to be a good reason. These three will know their former players as well as anyone.


Here's the free agent list from Rotoworld at positions the Bears could be seeking help.

Interior Defensive Linemen

1. Ndamukong Suh (Signed 6-year, $114M deal with MIA)
2. Nick Fairley
3. Terrance Knighton (Signed 1-year, $4M deal with WAS)
4. Dan Williams (Signed undisclosed deal with OAK)
5. Jared Odrick (Signed 5-year, $42.5M deal with JAX)
6. Stephen Paea (Signed four-year, $21M deal with WAS)
7. C.J. Mosley
8. Henry Melton (Signed 1-year, $3.75M deal with TB)
9. Vince Wilfork
10. Darnell Dockett (Signed 2-year, $7.5M deal with SF)
11. Cory Redding (Signed 2-year, $6M deal with ARZ)
12. Randy Starks
12. Barry Cofield
13. Letroy Guion
14. Corey Peters (Signed 3-year, $10.5M deal with ARZ)
15. B.J. Raji
16. Kevin Williams
17. Kenrick Ellis
18. Ahtyba Rubin
19. Red Bryant
20. Tom Johnson (Re-signed 3-year, $7M deal with MIN)
21. Jarvis Jenkins
22. Alan Branch
23. Alex Carrington
24. Dwan Edwards (Re-signed 2-year, $4M deal with CAR)
25. Pat Sims
26. Tommy Kelly
27. Mike Patterson
28. Ricky Jean-Francois (Signed 3-year, $9M deal with WAS)
29. Kendall Langford (Signed 4-year, $17.2M deal with IND)
30. Chris Canty
31. Leger Douzable
32. Karl Klug
33. Colin Cole (Re-signed 1-year, $1.05M deal with CAR)
34. Kevin Vickerson
35. Tyson Alualu (Re-signed 2-year, $6M deal with JAX)
36. Demarcus Dobbs
37. Vance Walker (Signed 2-year, $4M deal with DEN)
38. Andre Fluellen
39. Fili Moala
40. Nick Hayden
41. 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 (Signed 3-year, $18M deal with OAK)
8. A.J. Hawk (Signed 2-year, $3.25M 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 (Signed undisclosed deal with MIA)
18. Desmond Bishop
19. Mark Herzlich (Re-signed 2-year, $2.6M deal with NYG)
20. Jasper Brinkley (Signed 2-year deal with DAL)
21. Josh Bynes (Re-signed 2-year, $1.81M deal with DET)
22. Josh Mauga (Re-signed 3-year, $8M deal with KC)


1. Darrelle Revis (Signed 5-year, $70M deal with NYJ)
2. Byron Maxwell (Signed 6-year, $63M deal with PHI)
3. Brandon Flowers (Re-signed 4-year, $36.4M deal with SD)
4. Tramon Williams
5. Antonio Cromartie (Signed 4-year, $32M deal with NYJ)
6. Buster Skrine (Signed 4-year, $25M contract with NYJ)
7. Kareem Jackson (Re-signed 4-year, $34M deal with HOU)
8. Davon House (Signed 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 (Signed 3-year, $15M deal with NO)
16. Alan Ball
17. Walter Thurmond III (Signed 1-year, $3.25M deal with PHI)
18. Terence Newman
19. Charles Tillman
20. Tarell Brown
21. Brice McCain (Signed 2-year, $5.5M deal with MIA)
22. Darius Butler (Re-signed 2-year, $5M deal with IND)
23. Shareece Wright
24. Cortland Finnegan (Retired)
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 (Re-signed 2-year, $2.4M deal with BAL)
32. Chris Cook
33. Ike Taylor
34. Brandon Harris
35. Carlos Rogers
36. Mike Jenkins (Re-signed 1-year deal with TB)
37. Antoine Cason
38. E.J. Biggers
39. Chykie Brown (Re-signed undisclosed deal with NYG)


1. Devin McCourty (Re-signed 5-year, $47.5M deal with NE)
2. Rahim Moore (Signed 3-year, $12M deal with HOU)
3. Tyvon Branch (Signed 1-year, $2M deal with KC)
4. Antrel Rolle (Signed 3-year, $11.25M deal with CHI)
5. Louis Delmas
6. Marcus Gilchrist (Signed 4-year deal with NYJ)
7. Stevie Brown
8. Dawan Landry
9. Nate Allen (Signed undisclosed deal with OAK)
10. Da'Norris Searcy (Signed 4-year, $23.75M deal with TEN)
11. Mike Adams (Re-signed 2-year, $4.25M deal with IND)
12. Ron Parker
13. Dashon Goldson
14. Darian Stewart
15. Dwight Lowery
16. Bernard Pollard
17. Danieal Manning
18. Jeron Johnson
19. George Wilson
20. LaRon Landry
21. Major Wright (Re-signed 2-year, $3M deal with TB)
22. Brandon Meriweather
23. Kendrick Lewis
24. Kurt Coleman
25. Chris Conte (Signed 1-year deal with TB)
26. Usama Young
27. Jeromy Miles
28. C.J. Spillman
29. Quintin Demps
30. Sergio Brown (Signed 3-year, $7M deal with JAX)
31. Thomas DeCoud
32. Taylor Mays

Tight Ends

1. Julius Thomas (Signed 5-year, $46M deal with JAX)
2. Jordan Cameron (Signed 2-year, $15M deal with MIA)
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, $12.25M deal with DEN)
9. Lance Kendricks (Re-signed 4-year, $18.5M deal with STL)
10. Zach Miller
11. James Casey
12. Scott Chandler
13. Tony Moeaki
14. Lee Smith (Signed 3-year, $9.1M deal with OAK)
15. Anthony Fasano
16. Matt Spaeth (Re-signed 2-year, $2.2M deal with PIT)
17. Dante Rosario
18. Jacob Tamme
19. Daniel Fells
20. Ed Dickson (Re-signed 3-year, $6.8M deal with CAR)
21. David Ausberry
22. Luke Stocker (Re-signed 3-year, $4.8M deal with TB)

What are you hoping the Bears get done in free agency today?