Technically the Chicago Bears only made two moves yesterday by bringing back Brent Urban and DeAndre Houston-Carson, but with J.P. Holtz and Rashaad Coward both popping up on the team’s roster it seems like the Bears had a busier day than they really did.
Also, at some point those contract restructures and “one major extension” that The Athletic’s Adam Jahns tweeted about on Sunday has to happen, because once the the Bears make their new players official they’ll be real close to the salary cap.
And speaking of the contracts becoming official, there will be no more NFL related physicals until after the COVID-19 pandemic has passed. Dr. Anthony Casolaro, president of the NFL Physicians Society, believes that, “medical resources should focus on those who are ill or in need of care,” and that they, “look forward to examining players when it is appropriate to do so.”
This goes for both free agents and NFL Draft prospects, although the draft is still scheduled to take place as scheduled on April 23–25, but the planned Las Vegas spectacle will be scaled down.
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11:23 AM: Bears All-Pro kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson continues to be a recruiting machine on Twitter. He’s yet to hit on any recruitments, but his latest shot is for free agent offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele.
9:51 AM: Ian Rapoport reported that the Panthers did try to trade Cam Newton to the Bears and the Chargers, but will now be forced to release him. Health concerns likely kept Chicago and Los Angeles from perusing him.
Monday, March 23: Urban and DHC were brought back to bolster the Bears depth, but there’s still no movement on the offensive line. However, a couple days ago The Athletic’s Kevin Fishbain reported that he had league sources that believed the Bears intended to bring in a veteran guard.
But what if the Bears think Alex Bars is the answer at right guard? We took that question to Twitter and some of you guys believe.
If the #Bears go into the 2020 season without adding a quality right guard, are you confident that Alex Bars could step up and be the man?— Windy City Gridiron (@WCGridiron) March 23, 2020
Brand New Bears
Nick Foles, QB (Bears sent a 4th-round pick to the Jaguars)
Jimmy Graham, TE (Signed a 2-year, $16 million deal on 3/16)
Demetrius Harris, TE (Signed on 2/21)
Robert Quinn, OLB (Signed a 5-year, $70 million contract on 3/17)
Barkevious Mingo, OLB (Signed on March 22)
Artie Burns, CB (Signed on March 21)
Jordan Lucas, SS (Signed on March 22)
Tre Roberson, CB (Signed on 1/30)
Danny Trevathan, ILB (Re-signed on March 12)
Devante Bond, LB (Re-signed on February 22)
Isaiah Irving, OLB (Re-signed on March 20)
Roy Robertson-Harris, DL (Re-signed on March 13)
Deon Bush, S (Re-signed on March 20)
Brent Urban, DE (Re-signed on March 23)
DeAndre Houston-Carson, S (Re-signed on 3/23)
Patrick Scales, LS (Re-signed on March 19)
Rashaad Coward, OL (Re-signed)
J.P. Holtz, TE (Re-signed)
Bears Remaining Free Agents
Sherrick McManis, DB
Aaron Lynch, OLB
Bradley Sowell, TE
Ted Larsen, G
T.J. Clemmings, RT
Bear Contracts Restructured or Extended
Cody Whitehair, OL (link)
Bears Signed Elsewhere
Leonard Floyd, OLB (Signed by the Rams)
Chase Daniel, QB (Signed with the Lions)
Nick Kwiatkoski, ILB (Signed by the Raiders)
Kevin Pierre-Louis, ILB (Signed by the Redskins)
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S (Signed by Dallas)
Nick Williams, DT (Signed by the Lions on 3/16)
Cornelius Lucas, LT (Signed by the Redskins on 3/19)