These latest Chicago Bears FanPulse results were tabulated before they brought back quarterback Tyler Bray and signed offensive lineman Germain Ifedi, so I was curious if those two transactions could move the needed closer to a B instead of the C that our FanPulse voters gave us.
On March 23, we asked you guys if the Bears were better after the first wave of free agency, and 81% of you said yes, but let’s see how that translates to a latter grade.
After looking through the player list of transactions the Bears have made be sure to vote in the poll with your grade for what the Bears have done.
If there are any other moves we’ll be sure to update the list and if any juicy rumors or newsworthy items pop up we’ll throw down there underneath the poll, so scroll down for the latest.
Brand New Bears
Nick Foles, QB (Acquired on 3/18)
Jimmy Graham, TE (Signed on 3/16)
Demetrius Harris, TE (Signed on 2/21)
Germain Ifedi, OL (Signed on 3/25)
Robert Quinn, OLB (Signed 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)
Rashaad Coward, OL (Re-signed)
J.P. Holtz, TE (Re-signed)
Tyler Bray, QB (Re-signed on 3/25)
Patrick Scales, LS (Re-signed on March 19)
Remaining Bears 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)
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How would you grade the Bears free agency?
This poll is closed
Bears News and Rumors for Friday, March 27
8:37 AM: Some contract numbers are starting to come in on the new Bears and Brad Biggs as the deal for safety Jordan Lucas as a 1-year deal for $1M, with a $90K signing bonusm and a $910K base salary with $250K guaranteed.
8:37 AM: Brad Speilberger of Over the Cap Tweeted, “The Bears and Deon Bush also took advantage of the new CBA rule allowing a Four-Year veteran salary benefit (all four years with Bears). Bush is set to make $1.4M, but will cost just $1,047,500 against the cap.”
Brad also had the Artie Burns contract info by tweeting, he “signed a Veteran Minimum Salary Benefit contract and will not count against the Bears’ compensatory picks,” and that, “almost his entire base salary is fully guaranteed at signing, so it’s very likely he will make the roster.”
8:35 AM: Biggs had the numbers for defensive lineman Brent Urban as a one-year deal for $1M, with $90K signing bonus.
8:34 AM: Brad Biggs Tweets that the terms for long snapper Patrick Scales are identical to the Artie Burns deal. “It is a veteran salary benefit contract, 1-yr deal worth $1,047,500, he has a $137,500 signing bonus, $750K of his $910K base salary is guaranteed,” which makes the total guarantee $887,500.