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Chicago Bears Free Agency news and rumor tracker for Tuesday, March 15

It’s day 2 of the early negotiating period for NFL free agency, so what will the Bears do today?

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Depending on your point of view, Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles either kicked things off by showing some restraint in free agency, or he was outmaneuvered by the entire field. There was only one reported signing, 27-year old defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi, which was for three years, $40.5 million, and $26.35 million guaranteed. Sure it’s big money for a defensive tackle, but the three technique DT is a key cog in the Bears new scheme.

The Bears didn’t sign any centers, or wide receivers, or tackles, or anyone on offense to help out quarterback Justin Fields, but it’s just one day.

I’d be willing to bet that the Bears sign some new offensive linemen and wide outs at some point, and there’ll likely be some defensive backs and linebackers added too.

We’ll be updating this tracker as the rumors and reports start trickling in for day 2.

  • Wide out/return specialist Jakeem Grant is leaving the Bears for the Browns. (link)
  • Former Packer interior o-lineman Lucas Patrick is now a Bear. (link)
  • Bears have signed linebacker Nicholas Morrow (link)
  • Punter Pat O’Donnell could be headed elsewhere. (link)
  • Bears re-sign long snapper Patrick Scales. (link)
  • Wide out Russell Gage is signing with the Buccaneers.
  • The Steelers are signing James Daniels away from the Bears. (link)
  • Wide out D.J. Chark to the Lions for about $12 million.
  • Catch up on anything you missed on Monday’s tracker here.

If you guys see any interesting rumor or report be sure you bring it up in the comment section.

Brand New Bears

Lucas Patrick, G/C (link)

Nicholas Morrow, LB (link)

Larry Ogunjobi, DT (link)

These players were added prior to the free agency “frenzy”

Noah Dawkins, LB

Joe Thomas, LB

Ryan Winslow, P

Beau Brinkley, LS

Darrynton Evans, RB - Awarded to the Bears on waivers

Returning Bears

Patrick Scales, LS (link)

Jesper Horsted, TE (link)

Sam Mustipher, C

Lachavious Simmons, OL

Former Bears

Jakeem Grant, WR (link)

James Daniels, RG (link)

Alex Bars, OL - He will not be tendered an offer as a RFA and will become a free agent. (link)

Current Bears 2021 Free Agents

Allen Robinson, WR

Marquise Goodwin, WR

Damiere Byrd, WR

Andy Dalton, QB

Damien Williams, RB

Jimmy Graham, TE

Jesse James, TE

Germain Ifedi, RT

Jason Peters, LT

Elijah Wilkinson, OL

DeAndre Houston-Carson, S

Deon Bush, S

Tashaun Gipson, S

Marqui Christian, DB

Artie Burns, CB

Bruce Irvin, EDGE

Cassius Marsh, EDGE

Alec Ogletree, LB

Christian Jones, LB

Joel Iyiegbuniwe, LB

Akiem Hicks, DL

Bilal Nichols, DL

Margus Hunt, DL

Pat O’Donnell, P

Xavier Crawford, CB (RFA)

Teez Tabor, DB (RFA)

Ryan Nall, RB (RFA)

J.P. Holtz, TE (RFA)