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Our Chicago Bears free agency and roster moves tracker is still kicking...

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The Chicago Bears are making moves to get their team set before the offseason workout program begins on April 15.

We’ll update this tracker as moves are made and rumors pop up.

Bears rumors and roster moves so far:

April 2: Running back Benny Cunningham has signed with the Jaguars. (link).

April 2: Long snapper Partick Scales is back. (link)

April 1: Bears re-sign OLB Aaron Lynch. (link)

March 29: Bears re-sign DeAndre Houston-Carson. (link)

March 28: Bears trade Jordan Howard. (link)

March 22: Bryan Witzmann (OL) was signed by the Browns. (link)

March 21: Justin Houston has signed with the Colts. (link)

March 20: Bears re-sign QB Tyler Bray. (link)

March 19: Aaron Lynch visited the Colts. (link)

March 18: Justin Houston has narrowed his choices down to three teams and money will not be the number one factor where he signs. (link)

March 18: Bears re-sign Patrick O’Donnell (link)

March 18: OLB Aaron Lynch is visiting the Raiders and the Seahawks. (link)

March 18: Tight end Daniel Brown signs with the Jets. (link)

March 18: So much for those Adrian Peterson to the Bears “rumors” from a week ago. He re-signed with Washington for two more years. (link)

March 18: Spencer Ware (RB), a rumored Bears target due to his ties with Matt Nagy, has a visit lined up with the Lions. (link)

March 15: Bryce Callahan is signing with the Denver Broncos. (link)

March 15: The Bears have re-signed defensive tackle Nick Williams, who played sparingly last year as the Bears d-line remained relatively healthy all season long. (link)

March 15: Tight end Daniel Brown is visiting the Lions. (link)

March 15: Bears sign WR Marvin Hall. (link)

March 14: Kevin White is signing with the Arizona Cardinals. (link)

March 14: The Bears have signed HaHa Clinton-Dix to a 1-year deal. (link)

March 14: The Browns have signed Eric Kush.

March 13: The Bears tendered offers to ERFAs Roy Robertson-Harris, Rashaad Coward, and Isaiah Irving

March 13: Beard did not offer tenders to Patrick Scales and DeAndre Houston-Carson

March 13: The Bears will meet with safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. (link)

March 13: The Bears have signed interior offensive lineman Ted Larsen. (link)

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: There are multiple reports linking the Bears to running back Le’Veon Bell. (link) (link)

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).

Bears 2019 Free Agents:

Kevin White, WR, UFA

Aaron Lynch, DE, UFA (re-signed)

Bryce Callahan, CB, UFA

Josh Bellamy, WR, UFA

Pat O’Donnell, P, UFA re-signed to a 2-year deal

Eric Kush, G, UFA

Benny Cunningham, RB, UFA

Daniel Brown, TE, UFA

Bryan Witzmann, G, UFA

Zach Miller, TE, UFA (Back under contract for 2019)

Marcus Williams, CB, UFA

Nick Williams, DT, UFA (re-signed)

Patrick Scales, LS, UFA (re-signed)

Adrian Amos, S, UFA

Michael Burton, FB, UFA

DeAndre Houston-Carson, S, UFA (re-signed)

(3/19/19) We’re about a week into NFL free agency and the Chicago Bears have been steadily plugging along. For a full recap — including grades — of the moves so far, be sure to check out Aaron Leming’s latest right here. He looks at each move in detail, including contract terms, and hands out a letter grade.

Jeff and EJ’s latest podcast is live and in it, they discuss the free agency period in detail so far from a Bears perspective. You can find that right here. And our latest Bear With Me podcast is also live and you can hear that right here, courtesy of Robert S.

News and rumors about the Bears have been slow going the last couple days, but as soon as something breaks, we’ll be sure to add it to this tracker. And if it’s something big, we’ll have it covered in full right here at WCG.

Considering one of Chicago’s top needs, a #3 OLB, coincides with one of the bigger names on the market, Justin Houston, a lot of fans are clamoring for him on social medial, but so far there’s been nothing liking him to the Bears.

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