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WCG Free Agency Round Table: Part 3

Part 3 of our look at current Bears players who will be free agents in 2021, and what to do with them.

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Friday and Saturday, we took a look at several current Chicago Bears 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 3 of our 4 Part Series, we’ll be looking at the final seven 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 Parts 1 and 2, we’ll wait while you catch up:

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

Part 2: https://www.windycitygridiron.com/2020/12/12/22171115/wcg-free-agency-round-table-part-2-sign-cut-mcmanis-mingo-gipson-ifedi

Now that you’ve completed your assignment, let’s get to it!

Unrestricted Free Agents (Part 3)

Patrick Scales

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Ken Mitchell - Sign - “Min.”

Erik Christopher Duerrwaechter - Sign - “Min.”

Josh Sunderbruch - Sign - “Min.”

Jack Salo - Sign

EJ Snyder - Sign - “Min.”

Bill Zimmerman - Sign

Will Robinson II - Sign - “Competent long snappers don’t seem important, until you don’t have one.”

Sam Householder - Sign - “Min.”

Artie Burns

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Ken Mitchell - Walks

Erik Christopher Duerrwaechter - Walks

Josh Sunderbruch - Walks

Jack Salo - Walks

EJ Snyder - Sign - “Min.”

Bill Zimmerman - Walks

Will Robinson II - Walks - “I’d rather see what Shelley and Kindle can do as backups on their rookie contracts.”

Sam Householder - Walks

Brent Urban

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Ken Mitchell - Sign

Erik Christopher Duerrwaechter - Sign - “To a smaller multi-year deal.”

Josh Sunderbruch - Sign

Jack Salo - Sign

EJ Snyder - Sign - “2-year deal with mild incentives.”

Bill Zimmerman - Sign - “1 year guaranteed with a 2nd year.”

Will Robinson II - Sign - “Solid rotational piece.”

Sam Householder - Sign

Cairo Santos

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Ken Mitchell - Sign - “Min. Let Santos and Pinero battle it out in camp for the kicking job, both have earned a shot.”

Erik Christopher Duerrwaechter - Sign - “Min.”

Josh Sunderbruch - Sign - “Min.”

Jack Salo - Sign

EJ Snyder - Sign - “He’s been solid.”

Bill Zimmerman - Sign - “Why not, pleasant surprise.”

Will Robinson II - Sign - “We finally have a steady kicker. Don’t look a gifthorse in the mouth.”

Sam Householder - Sign - “Min.”

Jason Spriggs

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Ken Mitchell - Sign - “Min.”

Erik Christopher Duerrwaechter - Walks - “OT needs to be blown up.”

Josh Sunderbruch - Sign - “Min.”

Jack Salo - Walks

EJ Snyder - Sign - “Min. Possible tackle depth.”

Bill Zimmerman - Walks

Will Robinson II - Walks - “Should be enough investment in the draft and UDFA at tackle to let him go.”

Sam Householder - Sign - “Min. Some of the guys like John Jenkins or Jason Spriggs are the type that I feel like you can let walk and replace with similar type of guys during free agency. They are true “replacement level” players, very average and they are the kind that can churn every year or two and you don’t sweat.”

Deandre Carter

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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 - “I mean, he’s cheap, but they can find a wideout/returner with more upside.”

Sam Householder - Walks

Rashaad Coward

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Ken Mitchell - Walks

Erik Christopher Duerrwaechter - Walks - “Get’s shot out of a cannon.”

Josh Sunderbruch - Walks

Jack Salo - Walks - “Chase him out of the building.”

EJ Snyder - Walks - “Send far away at the earliest possible opportunity.”

Bill Zimmerman - Walks - “Extort Packers into forcing them to take on Coward and start him at LT every snap for 16 games.”

Will Robinson II - Walks - “I think we’ve all seen enough.”

Sam Householder - Walks


Stay tuned for Part 4, which will deal with the Restricted Free Agents, Exclusive Rights Free Agents, our Cuts and Extension Candidates, as well as our final thoughts! 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

Do you want to see a kicking competition next year, or have the Bears found their man in Cairo Santos?

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    Gimme that sweet, sweet kicking competition bro. I can’t get enough of it!
    (24 votes)
  • 57%
    It think Santos is the guy, but what does it hurt to bring Pinero back through training camp?
    (186 votes)
  • 30%
    Santos is a BEAST. All other kickers should tremble before him.
    (97 votes)
  • 4%
    Pinero is my guy. He looked solid last season, and the Bears should show some loyalty.
    (16 votes)
323 votes total Vote Now