On March 20, Chicago Bears junior-general-manager-in-training, Cordarrelle Patterson, continued shooting his shot on Twitter by hitting up his former teammate, offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele.
It was a simple ‘what’s up’ with a reply of ‘what’s good’ from Osemele four days later, but then Patterson quickly sprung into action with a, “What you think about joining @ChicagoBears???”
A couple more days passed before Osemele responded with a, “Let’s get it bro,” right before retweeting a Khalil Mack meme inspired clip — he played with Mack too — from the Bears Twitter account.
If the story ended there, it probably wouldn’t be much of a story, but at 9:16 on Friday night, Osemele dropped the eyeball emoji while tagging his agent as a response to Patterson’s question about joining the Bears.
This could just be some Twitter sleuthing overreaction, or maybe the 30-year old, two-time Pro Bowler is really looking to bounce back after his shoulder surgery with a team that could use some o-line help, the Bears. And maybe, just maybe, Osemele is looking for the familiarity of working with someone that coached him for three seasons in Baltimore, current Bears offensive line coach Juan Castillo.
The full list of Bears’ transactions can be found below the horizontal line, and for the latest news and rumors today just keep reading as we’ll be updating this tracker all day long...
Sunday, March 29: In Brad Biggs’ recent article at the Chicago Tribune, he wrote that Allen Robinson has reached out to new Bears QB Nick Foles telling him, “I know it’s a new place for him, so I told him if he had any questions to feel free to reach out.”
Saturday, March 28: It was a quiet day for both news and rumors, so if anything breaks today we’ll be all over it...
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)