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Chicago Bears Free Agency Day 2: News and Rumor Tracker

There’s been several big developments for the Chicago Bears tonight and we recap them all right here:

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It’s day two of the NFL’s official free agency frenzy and things around the Chicago Bears have been relatively quiet with only two new acquisitions and one player lost so far. That could change today and we’ll keep you up to date on all the breaking news and rumors that come along in this tracker for Thursday, March 18.

News and Rumor Tracker

We’ll have Friday’s tracker live at 8:00 a.m. right here.

  • Some Bears players are “pissed” that Kyle Fuller and possibly Akiem Hicks won’t be around in 2021 per The Score’s Chris Emma. (link)
  • Kenny Golladay, who met with the Bears and New York Giants today, now intends to remain in New York through Friday. (link)
  • The Bears have given Akiem Hicks permission to seek a trade per Brad Biggs. (link)
  • Allen Robinson plans to sign his franchise tag. (link)
  • Bears set to release Kyle Fuller, but a trade could still be in the cards. (link)
  • Details are in on Angelo Blackson’s 2-year contract with the Bears. (link)
  • The Bears were one of several teams that were interested in free agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick who signed with Washington. (link)
  • DL Brent Urban signs with the Cowboys per his wife. (link)
  • The Bears have met with free agent wide receiver Kenny Golladay per Adam Schefter. (link)
  • Mitch Trubisky is off the board as he signs a 1-year deal worth $2.5M with the Buffalo Bills. (link)
  • The Bears and Patriots are two teams that have shown interest in quarterback Marcus Mariota. (link)
  • The Bears will re-sign long snapper Patrick Scales. (link)
  • Andy Dalton will meet the media today in a Zoom press conference at 2:30 p.m. CT streaming live on the Bears Twitter account here.
  • Adam Schefter still has an inkling the Seattle Seahawks may trade Russell Wilson, but if so that it will take place closer to the NFL Draft. (link)
  • QB Mike Glennon signs with the Giants. (link)
  • Allen Robinson in no rush to sign his franchise tag tender. (link)
  • Recap everything from yesterday in Wednesday’s tracker right here.

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Brand New Bears

Andy Dalton, QB (details if you want them)

Angelo Blackson, DL (signed to a 2-year deal)

Bears 2021 Free Agents

Allen Robinson, WR - Franchise tagged (A-Rob signed the tag)

Germain Ifedi, OL - Re-signed (details here)

Mario Edwards Jr., DL - Re-signed (link)

Cairo Santos, K - Re-signed (link)

Patrick O’Donnell, P - Re-signed (link)

Deon Bush, S - Re-signed (Our story here)

Patrick Scales, LS - Re-signed (The specialist gang is all back together)

Cordarrelle Patterson, WR

Dwayne Harris, WR

DeAndre Carter, WR

Demetrius Harris, TE

Jason Spriggs, T

Rashaad Coward, OL - It was reported the Bears were not bringing Coward back.

Daniel McCullers, DL

John Jenkins, NT

Sherrick McManis, DB

Tashaun Gipson, S

Artie Burns, CB

DeAndre Houston-Carson, S

Michael Joseph, CB

Barkevious Mingo, OLB

Eddy Pineiro, K

Former Bears

Mitchell Trubisky, QB - Signed a 1-year, $2.5M deal in Buffalo. (link)

Roy Robertson-Harris, DL - Signing with the Jags (our story here)

Brent Urban, DL - Signing with the Dallas Cowboys (link)

Kyle Fuller, CB - Will be officially gone on Friday (link)