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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.

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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)

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Re: Bears 2020 Free Agents
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The best part of that list, there is not one name that will be an instant hole if they demand too much money. A few like Trevathan, Kwiatkoski, or Hix would be a lose, but they can be replaced.

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Bears sign former Packers safety Kentrell Brice
By Dan Santaromita January 08, 2020 3:03 PM

Safety was expected to be a strong suit for the Bears in 2019 with All-Pro Eddie Jackson and free-agent signing Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

Jackson’s numbers took a step back as he played a different role next to Clinton-Dix as opposed to Adrian Amos. Jackson’s future with the Bears is secure after he signed a lucrative contract extension earlier this week, but Clinton-Dix is a free agent.

With that in mind, the Bears signed former Green Bay Packers safety Kentrell Brice to a reserve/future contract on Wednesday.

#Bears roster move:
We have signed DB Kentrell Brice to a Reserve/Future contract.

— Chicago Bears (@BearsPR) January 8, 2020

Brice was undrafted out of Louisiana Tech in 2016, but started 14 games for the Packers in three seasons (including 10 starts in 2018). After 2018, the Packers allowed Brice to enter free agency. Brice landed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but he didn’t make the team in the preseason. Instead, he was drafted to the XFL, but the contract with the Bears gave him an opportunity to return to the NFL.

Brice is far from a lock to make the Bears in 2020, but he could compete for a spot next to Jackson in the secondary. 

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Clinton-Dix was decent but the drop off off Jackson was more of an impact. Dix took Jackson primary role of FS and made Jackson more of a SS and it showed in his drop in picks. Jackson is a natural FS Ball Hawk type and needs to be used that way. I felt all year this was a bad mix with those two together. I am forced to remember another natural FS Ball Hawk who was forced by coaches down into the box, which destroyed his career and his health. I am talking about Mike Brown. Lovies insistance that in his defense there is no difference between a SS and a FS was bullshit.

Pace needs to find an in the box SS with some coverage skills and let Eddie roam center field again and use that sieline to sideline speed to wreak havoc on oppposing teams.

Isay, let Dix walk (getting a possible comp pick in 2021) and go out and find one or two guys that can fill that SS role that Amos played.

You just wait till next year!

2020 is the year the Bears put it all together!

Go Bears!

 

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Chicago Bears Stay or Go: HaHa Clinton-Dix

by Parker Hurley 21 hours ago Follow @parkerhurley

Should the Chicago Bears bring back HaHa Clinton-Dix, or let him walk?

HaHa Clinton-Dix signed a one-year with the Chicago Bears last spring. The idea for him was to join an elite defense, bounce back after his reputation took a hit, and sign a long-term extension in the offseason.

The defense was good in 2019, but did take a step back from their 2018 version. It brings a question of what type of value Clinton-Dix may have this year.

If the Bears can bring him back on a reasonable price, should they? Should they be interested in a long term deal, or should they thank Clinton-Dix for his service and let him walk?

Stay

When you talk about bang for your buck, the Bears got that from Clinton-Dix. He did not show a huge drop off from Adrian Amos, and considering the prices, signing him and letting Amos walk was the right decision.

While the Bears defense did not take a step forward, giving Clinton-Dix the second year in the new scheme and with Eddie Jackson for another year, they could see more cohesiveness.

As mentioned, his market still may not be as high as he wants, and the Bears could see him back on a cheaper than expected deal.

Pass

Clinton-Dix misses too many tackles. He is versatile, but the Bears did not trust him in the box. They put Eddie Jackson in the box much more often in 2019, about 100 snaps more than in 2018.

Some of this can be scheme related to Chuck Pagano, but adding a physical presence who makes big tackles in the box should be what the Bears prioritize over safety with ball skills such as Clinton-Dix.

It was worth a shot, but with the lack of ball production from Jackson in 2019, they should find a different running partner who brings out the best in him.

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This!

You just wait till next year!

2020 is the year the Bears put it all together!

Go Bears!

 

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The Shadow wrote:

Chicago Bears Stay or Go: HaHa Clinton-Dix

by Parker Hurley 21 hours ago Follow @parkerhurley

Should the Chicago Bears bring back HaHa Clinton-Dix, or let him walk?

HaHa Clinton-Dix signed a one-year with the Chicago Bears last spring. The idea for him was to join an elite defense, bounce back after his reputation took a hit, and sign a long-term extension in the offseason.

The defense was good in 2019, but did take a step back from their 2018 version. It brings a question of what type of value Clinton-Dix may have this year.

If the Bears can bring him back on a reasonable price, should they? Should they be interested in a long term deal, or should they thank Clinton-Dix for his service and let him walk?

Stay

When you talk about bang for your buck, the Bears got that from Clinton-Dix. He did not show a huge drop off from Adrian Amos, and considering the prices, signing him and letting Amos walk was the right decision.

While the Bears defense did not take a step forward, giving Clinton-Dix the second year in the new scheme and with Eddie Jackson for another year, they could see more cohesiveness.

As mentioned, his market still may not be as high as he wants, and the Bears could see him back on a cheaper than expected deal.

Pass

Clinton-Dix misses too many tackles. He is versatile, but the Bears did not trust him in the box. They put Eddie Jackson in the box much more often in 2019, about 100 snaps more than in 2018.

Some of this can be scheme related to Chuck Pagano, but adding a physical presence who makes big tackles in the box should be what the Bears prioritize over safety with ball skills such as Clinton-Dix.

It was worth a shot, but with the lack of ball production from Jackson in 2019, they should find a different running partner who brings out the best in him.

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This!

It is hard to argue with this however I'm not so sure the loss of Hicks and both starting ILBs didn't have more to do with Jackson dropping down more than Pagano would have liked....... There is no denying that Dix being his counterpart at Safety forces that scheme by Pagano but when the run game can be handled comfortably by the front 7 as it was in 2018 it frees both Safeties up and that becomes much less of a factor.

I'm not a huge Ha Ha fan but I do think he played well and if he can be resigned for the right price there are much bigger fish to fry imo.

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