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2017 Mock Offseason - updated

First and Foremost:

Attempt to trade Jay...for anything you can get for him. If no one is willing to give up a draft pick, it is time to move on by cutting him.

Re-Sign:

QB- Barkley (2 Yr/ 3 Mil) and Shaw (2 Yr/ 3 Mil) - #2 and #3 QB – Would love to have Hoyer back instead of Barkley- but if the Bears get Jimmy G and Hoyer knows there is no chance to start and no rookie QB to groom and develop, my guess is he will not want to stay in Chicago.

WR - Alshon Jeffrey – 5 Yr/ 65 Mil (yr 1 cap hit = $17 Mil) - Need Alshon back. With so many other needs across the roster and no great FA WRs, lock him up and let him be the Chicago Bears all-time leading WR (He is only about 500 yds away)

WR – Josh Bellamy – 1 Yr/ 1 Mil

OL - Adams, Becton (avg about 1.5 Mil/ Yr each) - both are young and capable as backups. Not a lot of great FA options for back ups.

DE – CornWash (2 Yr/ 3 Mil) –stayed relatively healthy. Good depth.

CB – Bryce Callahan (2 Yr/ 5 Mil) - showed he is capable of playing well outside and in nickel this year but was slowed by injuries.

LS – Patrick Scales (1 Yr/ 1 Mil) - He did his job.

Extend Aikem Hicks – 5 Yr/ 30 Mil

Sign

CB – Trumaine Johnson - 5yr/ 55 Mil (Yr 1 Cap Hit = $15 Mil) - Tall, long, athletic, young(ish), #1 CB

SS – DJ Swearinger – 5Yr/ 30 Mil (Yr 1 Cap Hit = $7.5 Mil) – Young Safety that starts immediately at SS for years.

NT – Sylvester Williams – 2 Yr/ 6 Mil – Take some pressure off Eddie G to play every play

Trade:

2nd rd pick and future 2nd rd pick to New England for Jimmy G - - - Jimmy G – 6 years, 100 Million – 40 Mil Guaranteed, 20 Mil in year 1

Trade down from #3 to #9/#10/#11 and pick up additional 2nd rd and 3rd rd pick (I understand the draft pick value chart indicates the Bears should also get a 4th rd pick, but I don't think anyone will give up that much to get to #3).

Draft

Rd 1 (#10) – TE – OJ Howard - Bama

Rd 2 (#10) – DE – Chris Wormley - Mich

Rd 3 (#3) – FS – Marcus Williams - Utah

Rd 3 (#10)– CB – Rasaul Douglas - WVU

Rd 4 (#4) – OLB – Tyus Bowser - HOU

Rd 4 (#9)– WR – Carlos Henderson – La Tech

Rd 5 (#3) – K – Zane Gonzales - ASU

Rd 7 (#3) – LB Ben Boulware- Clemson

Final Roster:

(note- some players cut include Tracy Porter, Lamar Houston, DeAndre Houston-Carson, Sherrick McManis, Ego Ferguson, Mitch Unrein, Will Sutton, Paul Laskie, etc)

QB – Garapollo, Barkley, Shaw

RB – Howard, Langford, Carey

WR –Jeffrey, White, Meredith, Bellamy, Henderson, Braverman

TE – Howard, Miller, Brown

OT – Leno, Adams

OG – Sitton, Kush

C – Whitehair, Grasu

OG - Long

OT –Massie, Becton

DE – Wormley, Bullard

NT – Goldman, Williams

DE – Hicks, CornWash

OLB – McPhee, Bowser

MLB – Freeman, Timu, Boulware

MLB – Trevathan, Kwiatkowski

OLB – Floyd, Young

CB – Johnson, Hall

CB – Douglas, Fuller

Nickel – LeBlanc, Callahan

FS – Williams, Bush

SS – Swearinger, Amos

K - Gonzales

P – O’Donnell

LS – Scales

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