NFL Free Agency will begin in the coming weeks and all of the madness will begin on the afternoon of March 12. As the free agency period approaches, FanSided.com will be providing a list of all 32 teams upcoming free agents.
Up next is the Chicago Bears.
The Bears only have one serious candidate for the free agent tag — defensive tackle Henry Melton. There are questions circling the future of longtime linebacker Brian Urlacher, but there is no resolution that appears to be imminent.
Chicago will also need to focus on their linebacker and defensive backfield depth, with a large number of their roster hitting the free agent market.
Here is a list of the Bears 2013 free agents:
- Henry Melton — Defensive Tackle — UFA
- Brian Urlacher — Linebacker — UFA
- Nick Roach — Linebacker — UFA
- Israel Idonije — Defensive End– UFA
- Lance Louis — Guard — UFA
- Chris Spencer — Guard — UFA
- Chilo Rachal — Guard — UFA
- Jonathan Scott — Offensive Tackle — UFA
- Jason Campbell — Quarterback — UFA
- Josh McCown — Quarterback — UFA
- Amobi Okoye — Defensive Tackle — UFA
- Geno Hayes — Linebacker — UFA
- Kelvin Hayden — Cornerback — UFA
- DJ Moore — Cornerback — UFA
- Zackary Bowman — Cornerback — UFA
- Troy Nolan — Safety — UFA
- Nate Collins — Defensive Tackle — RFA
- Khalil Bell — Running Back — UFA
- Olindo Mare — Kicker — UFA
Which players do the Bears need to focus on re-signing and which players will attract the most attention on the free agent market? Let us know your thoughts by sounding off in the comments section.
Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com as we build up to free agency and fill you in on your favorite team’s questions and needs.