Jan 4, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New Orleans Saints safety Roman Harper (41) leaves the field after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lincoln Financial Field. The Saints defeated the Eagles 26-24. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Chicago Bears likely to pursue signing Roman Harper

The New Orleans Saints purged some veterans from their roster this past week, but it might not take long for some of them to find work this offseason. Before he was even cut by the Saints, Roman Harper was already being linked to the Chicago Bears as a possible fit at safety.

Michael C. Wright from ESPN.com brought this up last weekend and now that Harper has been cut, he revisits the idea in regards to safeties the Bears will look at in free agency.

I don’t see the Bears spending a ton of money to bring in one of the league’s better safeties. If they bring in a safety, I’d expect it to be a veteran they could bring in for a minimum type of deal. A guy like recently-released safety Roman Harper — provided another team doesn’t spend big on him in free agency

T.J. Ward was brought up initially, but it appears that he may be way out of the Bears price range this offseason. Adding Harper could work out well for a Bears team that haas struggled to find stability at the position and seem to thrive when veterans step into roles where they want to prove themselves again.

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