(3/13/2119) - Free agency will officially start today at 3pm Chicago time, so the deals already leaked should be made official at some point. The Bears still have most of that Mack money that they converted sitting around, so where will they spend it? My guess is at safety and outside linebacker.
Keep it locked here as we’ll update this tracker all week long.
(3/12/2019) - The Bears have added a running back and a nickleback on day one of the early negotiating period of free agency, and with some of Khalil Mack’s salary converted to a signing bonus, the Bears seem like they are ramping up for at least one big move.
Bears rumors and roster moves so far:
March 13: The Bears will meet with safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. (link)
March 13: The Bears have signed interior offensive lineman Ted Larsen.
March 13: Mark Ingram is signing with the Ravens. (link)
March 12: Le’Veon Bell decided to sign with the New York Jets.
March 12: Bears reported to be signing Cordarelle Patterson to two-year deal. (link)
March 12: Adrian Amos is signing with the Green Bay Packers. (link)
March 12: Bears have created $11 million of cap space by converting some of Khalil Mack’s base salary and roster bonus into a signing bonus. (link)
March 11: The Bears aren’t likely to receive any compensatory picks again.
March 11: (Rumor) Bryce Callahan has six teams bidding for his services.
March 11: Top Bears special teamer Josh Bellamy is reportedly on his way to the Jets.
March 11: Former Jets defensive back Buster Skrine is on his way to Chicago as the Bears’ likely new nickel cornerback.
March 11: The Bears have reportedly signed former Seahawks running back Mike Davis.
March 11: The Broncos picked up corner Chris Harris’ 2019 option, but with him expressing a desire to play outside, Denver could still be in the market for a nickleback like Bryce Callahan. (h/t Mile High Report)
March 11: Don’t be surprised if the Bears go after WR/RB/KR Cordarrelle Patterson (link)
March 11: Bears create $2.25 million in cap space converting Eddie Goldman’s roster bonus to a signing bonus (link)
March 11: Bears re-sign Ben Braunecker (link).
March 7: Jordan Howard is on the trade block (link).
March 6: Bears sign kicker Chris Blewitt (link).
March 5: Bears release Sam Acho (link).
February 26: Bears restructure Kyle Long’s contract (link)
February 22: Bears will release kicker Cody Parkey (link)
February 20: Bears release Dion Sims (link).
January 26: Bears re-sign Bobby Massie to a four-year deal (link).
January 25: Bears sign kicker Redford Jones (link).
(3/11/2019) - The Chicago Bears aren’t likely to big players in the 2019 NFL free agency frenzy. But with a couple of in-house starters coming out of contract and a starter rumored to be on the trade block, we’re sure to get our fair share of rumors.
The early negotiation window will open at 11 a.m. today (Central time), so some agreed upon deals could be leaked at any time, keep in mind nothing can be official until Wednesday, March 13 at 3:00 (Central) when the 2019 league year starts.
Getting awarded compensatory draft picks is something the Bears could have in mind when dealing with their own free agents and when deciding to add a street free agent or a player coming out of contract.
Jagaurs’ Tashaun Gipson has been a popular rumored name for the Bears to replace Adrian Amos as the recently cut Jaguar would not count against the Bears in the compensatory pick formula. EDIT: Gipson has signed with the Texans.
The latest rumor making the rounds is that the Bears are looking into adding running back Mark Ingram. Saints beat reporter Sean Fazende has the Bears, Saints, Ravens, Packers and Lions as teams that plan to talk with the 29-year old.
Bears 2019 Free Agents:
Kevin White, WR, UFA
Aaron Lynch, DE, UFA
Bryce Callahan , CB, UFA Josh Bellamy , WR, UFA
Pat O’Donnell, P, UFA
Eric Kush, G, UFA
Benny Cunningham, RB, UFA
Daniel Brown, TE, UFA
Bryan Witzmann, G, UFA
Zach Miller, TE, UFA
Marcus Williams, CB, UFA
Nick Williams, DT, UFA
Patrick Scales, LS, UFA
Adrian Amos , S, UFA
Michael Burton, FB, UFA
DeAndre Houston-Carson, S, RFA
Roy Robertson-Harris, DE, ERFA
Rashaad Coward, OL, ERFA
Isaiah Irving, OLB, ERFA
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