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Bears free agency rumor tracker: News, signings, cuts and more

We’ll be using this post as a catch-all for the Chicago Bears free agency rumors and news that will be coming up over the next few weeks.

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Free agency rumors really started to ramp up over the weekend at the NFL Combine. Agents were down there talking to coaches and general managers trying to lay the foundation for their clients. No deals can be officially made until March 14 and no official negations of any sort can start until March 12, but there are always ways to start the process. Agents and teams will have leaks to the media, either intentional or otherwise, but don’t believe everything you read.

Some of the reports are fabricated, but some of the anti-reports are fabricated as well. Take the Jordan Howard trade rumor that popped up over the weekend. NBC Sports’ John “Moon” Mullin reported a trade was discussed with the Miami Dolphins, that report was shot down by’s Ian Rapoport, but then the report was confirmed again by ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

I know what I believe to be true in regards to that situation, but you guys have to figure out what you want to believe.

Bears rumors and roster moves so far (Updated)

March 9 - The Bears are linked to corner Richard Sherman. LINK

March 6 - Benjamin Allbright believes the Bears will be in on free agent tight end Trey Burton. LINK

March 6 - Brad Biggs claims that Allen Robinson is a top target of the Bears. LINK

March 6 - Bears Use the Transition Tag on Kyle Fuller LINK

March 5 - Kyle Fuller wants to return to Chicago, and the Bears will not use the franchise tag. LINK

March 5 - There is “some interest” in bringing back backup QB Mark Sanchez - LINK

March 5 - “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 4 - Rumor has the Bears likely in on two free agent wide receivers. One is likely Albert Wilson, but could the other be Allen Robinson? LINK

For the record, I think the Bears are going to do their best to sign both Wilson and Robinson. Wilson will man the slot, with Robinson and Cameron Meredith starting at the X and Z.

March 2 - The Bears and Chiefs will both be after backup quarterback Chase Daniel. LINK

March 1 - The Chiefs believe Albert Wilson to the Bears is likely. LINK

February 28 - Bears release Willie Young. LINK

February 28 - Mike Glennon will be released on March 14. LINK

February 26 - Bears released Quintin Demps and Pernell McPhee. LINK

February 20 - Bears released Jerrell Freeman. LINK

February 20 - Bears declined Josh Sitton’s 2018 option. LINK

Keep in mind rumors are just that, rumors. Often times it’s just speculation from beat reporters that have been around the team for years giving their feel for the situation.

Bears 2018 free agents

Dontrelle Inman - WR - UFA

Kendall Wright - WR - UFA

Josh Bellamy - WR - RFA

Cameron Meredith - WR - RFA

Zach Miller - TE - UFA

Daniel Brown - TE - ERFA

Tom Compton - OL - UFA

Bradley Sowell - OL - UFA

Benny Cunningham - RB - UFA

Mark Sanchez - QB - UFA

Pat O’Donnell - P - UFA

Andrew DePaola - LS - UFA

Patrick Scales - LS - ERFA

Mike Nugent - K - UFA

Cairo Santos - K - UFA

Lamarr Houston - OLB - UFA

Sam Acho - OLB - UFA

Christian Jones - ILB - UFA

John Timu - ILB - RFA

Mitch Unrein - DE - UFA

John Jenkins - NT - UFA

Prince Amukamara - CB - UFA

Kyle Fuller - CB - UFA

Sherrick McManis - CB - UFA

Bryce Callahan - CB - RFA