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Bear With Me: Talking Salary Cap with Over The Cap’s Brad Spielberger

On the latest episode of Bear With Me, Robert S. dives into everything there is to know and find out about the salary cap and how it relates to the Bears this offseason. Because it’s such a hefty topic, he recruits Brad Spielberger from TBN and to help out!

NFL: Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings
Will star nickel corner Bryce Callahan become a casualty of the cap?
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Hey Bears Fans! You voted, so I delivered! This episode will be all about the cap.

With the help of Brad Spielberger from Over The Cap, I roar through pretty much every question I could think of related to the Bears’ 2019 salary cap situation and how it affects their offseason. The questions include...

  • Does Cap Hell exist? If so, what causes it?
  • How much cap space will the Chicago Bears have to work with this offseason?
  • Can the Bears actually cut Cody Parkey? What would his cap hit do to their offseason plans?
  • Some have mentioned potentially restructuring Kyle Long’s deal/turning some folks’ cap hits into signing bonus. What’s involved in a contract-restructure and how does it affect the cap?
  • The Bears have a few fairly important players hitting free agency this offseason — what happens to Bobby Massie, Adrian Amos, Bryce Callahan, Patrick O’Donnell, and the others?
  • What even is an RFA? An ERFA?
  • Who are a few way-too-early Free Agency targets for Bears’ fans to keep their eyes on?
  • Which of the Bears’ NFC North rivals has the worst cap outlook right now?

Give it a listen and let me know what you think! Be sure to shoot Brad Spielberger a follow if Twitter is your thing, he brought tons of great info to this episode. Bear down, and thanks so much for Bearing With Me!


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