Even while striking out on the top cornerbacks on the market, they’ve been active as hell. There’s no doubt. And they’ve positioned themselves well by adding depth and competition at most of their need areas across the roster.
Through this process, GM Ryan Pace has been masterful at setting the team up to draft the best available player in each round of the upcoming NFL Draft as he builds the roster from the ground up.
In addition to the moves I outlined in last week’s column, Chicago just signed nose tackle John Jenkins for defensive line depth, and there are reports that DL Ricky Jean-Francois is on his way to visit the Bears as well. Defensive line was one area the Bears neglected until now, so it’s good to see them add depth there too.
That said, the Bears would be well served by continuing to tinker with the roster and bring in even more competition as preparation for the draft continues. That’s how rosters get better. And for a team like the Bears, there should be no resting on their laurels.
So, here are five, still available, somewhat luxurious rather than realistic, free agents the Bears should consider signing to set themselves up even better.