It should be a busy day at Halas Hall today, with three scheduled free agent visits on tap. The latest report has the Chicago Bears meeting with inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman, formerly of the Indianapolis Colts.
Freeman is a 6' tall, 240 pounds and would project to the Mike ILB spot for the Bears. In his 4 years in the NFL he has started all 57 games he's appeared in. He had 112 tackles last year and he's averaged 119.5 tackles per season. He played in 66.1% of Indy's defensive snaps last year.
Even though he's just a 4 year pro, he is almost 30 years old. That's because he began his career in the Canadian Football League, where he was named an All Star in 2011. He played his collegiate football at Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders, a small D3 college in Texas, but went undrafted. He was signed by the Tennessee Titans as an UDFA in 2008, but he didn't make the team.
The other players the Bears are reported to have meetings lined up with today are defensive lineman Akiem Hicks and tight end Jermaine Gresham.