Bears have several free agents in 2020
We look at the free agents, the types of free agents, some possible cap casualties, and the salary cap for the Chicago Bears in 2020.
The Chicago Bears have 21 players coming out of contract when the 2019 league year ends on March 18 at 3:00 p.m. Central time, but not all free agents are created equal.
- Unrestricted free agents are free to sign with any team that offers them a contract.
- Restricted free agents can receive a tender offer from their original team at either a first round, a second round, an original round, or a right of first refusal tender option. Another team can sign them to an offer sheet with the original club being allowed to match. If they don’t match they will receive the draft pick they were tendered at for compensation from the team that gave the offer sheet.
- Exclusive rights free agents have two or less accrued seasons in the NFL and if their current team chooses to re-sign them they can, but if not they become free agents.
For fun just based on their talent alone imo, not factoring in the money......... here is my take on the guys on this list
Unrestricted Free Agents
Danny Trevathan ILB (Try to resign him, I love me some Trev and the core of that D is those ILBs and the depth. Whoever gets the start so be it.....)
Nick Kwiatkoski ILB (Try to resign him, he played great and stepped up when needed, still needs to honestly beat out the starters but he might be close to doing that)
Kevin Pierre-Louis ILB (Try to resign him, great depth........ really filled in well when called upon)
Devante Bond ILB (meh, let him test the market)
Deon Bush S (try to resign him, solid depth with experience if he can be made to fit the dollars equation)
DeAndre Houston-Carson (mixed feelings, I think I would let him test the market)
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix FS (Try to resign him, but I wouldn't break the bank for him. Would be a nice piece to lock down for a while just so other positions could be focused on)
Sherrick McManis DB (Try to resign him, valuable STs and depth guy)
Aaron Lynch OLB (Let him test the market, I would sign him on the cheap if he came crawling back though)
Nick Williams DT (Try to resign him, showed promise as depth)
Brent Urban DE (Let him go)
T.J. Clemmings RT (Let him go)
Cornelius Lucas LT (Let him go)
Bradley Sowell TE (Let him go)
Ted Larsen G (let him go)
Chase Daniel QB (Let him go, time to make room for real competition at QB)
Patrick Scales LS (Try to resign him, one less problem to have to worry about)
Restricted Free Agents
Roy Robertson-Harris DL (Tender at original round drafted and likely match any offer made)
Isaiah Irving OLB (right of first refusal tender offer)
Exclusive Rights Free Agents
Rashaad Coward OL (Let him go)
J.P. Holtz TE (Re-sign him if price is right)