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WCG Free Agency Round Table: Part 2

Part 2 of our look at current Bears players who will be free agents in 2021, and what to do with them.

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The Chicago Bears have 33 players that will be entering some form of Free Agency in 2021. Yesterday, we took a look seven current players set to be Unrestricted Free Agents in 2021, and WCG Staff members shared their thoughts on who should stay, who should go, and why. In Part 2 of our 4 Part Series, we’ll be looking at seven more Unrestricted Free Agents, and delving into the tough choices facing the Chicago Bears as they head into an off-season with questions involving the Cap, the Front Office, and the Coaching Staff.

If you haven’t read Part 1, you can check it out here:

https://www.windycitygridiron.com/2020/12/11/22169405/wcg-free-agent-round-table-part-1-allen-robinson-mitchell-trubisky-chicago-bears-nfl-patterson

Now that everyone’s caught up, let’s get to it!

Unrestricted Free Agents (Part 2)

Barkevious Mingo

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Ken Mitchell - Sign - “Mingo has earned another contract, of all the guys this year, he’s the one who has surprised me (in a good way) the most.”

Erik Christopher Duerrwaechter - Sign

Josh Sunderbruch - Sign - “Even increase value a little.”

Jack Salo - Sign

EJ Snyder - Sign

Bill Zimmerman - Sign - “Pleasant surprise.”

Will Robinson II - Sign - “I like Mingo. Plus, he should be cheaper to retain than, say, RRH. Good ROIC at an important position.”

Sam Householder - Sign

Sherrick McManis

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Ken Mitchell - Walks - “Should retire.”

Erik Christopher Duerrwaechter - Walks - “Should retire.”

Josh Sunderbruch - Walks - “Retires.”

Jack Salo - Sign - “If he wants another 1 year deal, give it to him.”

EJ Snyder - Walks

Bill Zimmerman - Walks

Will Robinson II - Walks - “I don’t see any reason to retain a 32 year old McManis.”

Sam Householder - Walks - “Retires.”

John Jenkins

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Ken Mitchell - Sign

Erik Christopher Duerrwaechter - Walks - “McCullers has played better IMO, and you can draft a guy or sign an UDFA to sit behind Eddie Goldman.”

Josh Sunderbruch - Sign

Jack Salo - Walks

EJ Snyder - Walks - “Replace with EDFA NT (like Benito Jones from last year).”

Bill Zimmerman - Walks

Will Robinson II - Walks - “Between he and McCullers, I’ll take McCullers.”

Sam Householder - Walks

Tashaun Gipson

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Ken Mitchell - Sign

Erik Christopher Duerrwaechter - Walks - “See what else is available.”

Josh Sunderbruch - Sign

Jack Salo - Walks

EJ Snyder - Walks

Bill Zimmerman - Walks

Will Robinson II - Sign - “I’m not completely sold on him as a compliment to Eddie Jackson, but I think Pagano’s scheme is more to blame for the latter’s continued slide in production.”

Sam Householder - Sign - “To minimum deal with idea you’re trying to draft his replacement.”

Dwayne Harris

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Ken Mitchell - Walks

Erik Christopher Duerrwaechter - Walks

Josh Sunderbruch - Walks

Jack Salo - Walks

EJ Snyder - Walks

Bill Zimmerman - Walks

Will Robinson II - Walks - “Cohen will be back, and even if you don’t want to risk him on returns, Harris is 33 and will be coming off IR. You can find a return specialist elsewhere.”

Sam Householder - Walks

Daniel McCullers

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Ken Mitchell - Walks

Erik Christopher Duerrwaechter - Sign - “As I said, he’s played better than John Jenkins.”

Josh Sunderbruch - Walks

Jack Salo - Walks

EJ Snyder - Walks

Bill Zimmerman - Walks

Will Robinson II - Sign - “Low cost option to back up Goldman.”

Sam Householder - Walks

Germain Ifedi

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Ken Mitchell - Sign - “Backup money. I’ve got no problem with Ifedi as a backup, for the same money he’s making this year. He’s not the answer as a starter, but as a backup he’s OK since he can almost play two positions.”

Erik Christopher Duerrwaechter - Walks

Josh Sunderbruch - Sign

Jack Salo - Walks

EJ Snyder - Sign - “Min. backup money.”

Bill Zimmerman - Sign - “Only if he stays for vet minimum and is reduced to OL6.”

Will Robinson II - Sign - “Should be a competent backup (if there’s any sense in this organization and they address the offensive line).”

Sam Householder - Sign - “Backup money.”


Stay tuned for Part 3, which will deal with the third and final group of Unrestricted Free Agents, followed by Part 4 which will deal the Restricted Free Agents, Exclusive Rights Free Agents, as well as our Cuts and Extension Candidates! Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments, or even put together your own list if you want:

https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/free-agents/chicago-bears/

Bear Down everyone, and remember, we’re all in this together.

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Poll

Which of these 7 impending free agents would you most like to see in Navy and Orange in 2021?

This poll is closed

  • 75%
    Barkevious Mingo
    (461 votes)
  • 2%
    Sherrick McManis
    (14 votes)
  • 1%
    John Jenkins
    (11 votes)
  • 12%
    Tashaun Gipson
    (77 votes)
  • 0%
    Dwayne Harris
    (0 votes)
  • 2%
    Daniel McCullers
    (13 votes)
  • 6%
    Germain Ifedi
    (37 votes)
613 votes total Vote Now