Go figure that real free agency news would only break during the middle of the night with most everyone asleep. A quiet opening day aside, Day 2 of the NFL's negotiating period is already off to a beyond hectic start. In regards to the Bears, they received some special news that has had the city buzzing since the early morning. News in the form of star receiver Allen Robinson being officially expected to join the Bears and sign on the dotted line Wednesday afternoon.
Bears cap space - $63,114,002 according to Spotrac (Note: This is not confirmed by the NFL)
Bears unrestricted free agents - Dontrelle Inman WR, Kendall Wright WR, Zach Miller TE, Tom Compton OL,
Bradley Sowell OL, Benny Cunningham RB, Mark Sanchez QB, Pat O’Donnell P, Andrew DePaola LS, Mike Nugent K, Cairo Santos K, Lamarr Houston OLB, Sam Acho OLB, Christian Jones ILB, Mitch Unrein DE, John Jenkins NT, Prince Amukamara CB, Sherrick McManis CB
Bears restricted free agents -
Josh Bellamy WR, Cameron Meredith WR, John Timu ILB, Bryce Callahan CB
Bears exclusive rights free agents -
Daniel Brown TE, Patrick Scales LS
For definitions on these types of free agents you can click here.
For the full NFL offseason calendar click here.
Bears rumors and roster moves so far (Updated)
March 13th - Bears to sign kicker Cody Parkey, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
March 13th - Bears to sign tight end Trey Burton, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
March 13th - Allen Robinson is expected to join the Bears come Wednesday, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.
March 12th - Bears not expected to tender Daniel Brown or John Timu. LINK
March 12th - Nickleback Bryce Callahan receives a tender at the right of first refusal. LINK
March 12th - Receiver Sammy Watkins linked to the Bears. LINK
March 12th - Bears are in on tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins too. LINK
March 12th - Jimmy Graham to the Bears came out of nowhere.
.@RapSheet just said the Bears are a potential destination for Jimmy Graham.
— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) March 12, 2018
March 12th - Brad Biggs is reporting that Cameron Meredith is returning. LINK
March 12th - Patrick Finley is reporting that the Bears will not tender exclusive rights free agent long snapper Patrick Scales. LINK
March 12th - Brad Biggs is reporting the the Bears are bringing wide out Josh Bellamy back.LINK
March 12th - Bears re-sign offensive lineman Bradley Sowell. LINK
March 6th - Benjamin Allbright believes the Bears will be in on free agent tight end Trey Burton. LINK
March 6th - Brad Biggs claims that Allen Robinson is a top target of the Bears. LINK
March 6th - Bears use the transition tag on Kyle Fuller LINK
March 5th - There is “some interest” in bringing back backup quarterback Mark Sanchez - LINK
March 5th - “It’s possible” the Bears could move on from punter Pat O’Donnell and “there is some chance” they re-sign kicker Cairo Santos. LINK
March 4th - Rumor has the Bears in on two free agent wide receivers. One is likely Albert Wilson, but could the other be Robinson? LINK
March 1st - The Chiefs believe Albert Wilson to the Bears is likely. LINK
February 28th - Bears release Willie Young. LINK
February 28th - Mike Glennon will be released on March 14th. LINK
February 26th - Bears released Quintin Demps and Pernell McPhee. LINK
February 20th - Bears released Jerrell Freeman. LINK
February 20th - Bears declined Josh Sitton’s 2018 option. LINK
Keep in mind rumors are rumors. Often times it’s speculation from beat reporters that have been around the team for years giving their feel for the situation.