The Chicago Bears were busy on day one of Free Agency on Wednesday, most notably signing former Denver Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan. They signed him to a $24.5 million dollar deal, with $12 million guaranteed and a $5 million signing bonus.
Also signed on Wednesday was right tackle Bobby Massie, a 6'6", 315 pound mauler who will significantly upgrade the rushing game and kick Kyle Long back inside to right guard.
The Bears also re-signed three of their own: CB Tracy Porter, RB Jacquizz Rogers and OL Nick Becton. More details on those signings HERE.
Moving on to Day 2, there are already some rumors starting to surface, including some from last night.
Matt Forte left #Bears but they're in the market for a running back -- #Broncos restricted free agent C.J. Anderson. https://t.co/8tvv9MD3Sl— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) March 10, 2016
The Bears are among 4 teams trying to lure restricted free-agent RB C.J. Anderson away from the Broncos, per @MikeKlis— Bears Insider (@bears_insider) March 10, 2016
Sounds like #Bears could be lining up a visit for DL Akiem Hicks. GM Ryan Pace knows him well but Fox/Fangio might want to meet him.— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) March 10, 2016
Sense I get is #Bears are still very much in thick of things with #Patriots DL Akiem Hicks.— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) March 10, 2016
NFLPA has #Bears with $31.4M in cap room left. Remember, Alshon Jeffery projects to be biggest deal of offseason. https://t.co/XZlQxn5CpJ— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) March 10, 2016
The Bears are one of 4 teams interested in wide receiver Marc Mariani. Last season Mariani proved to be a reliable slot receiver when he caught a career high 22 balls for 300 yards.
The Bears are also rumored to be in on quarterback Scott Tolzein, who has played the last 3 years with the Green Bay Packers. Tolzein is from nearby Rolling Meadows. Illinois and he played his high school ball at Fremd.
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