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On the Cusp of Free Agency…

| March 12th, 2018

I like free agency week. It’s fun. It’s real. For the most part, unlike the draft, media and fans can accurately analyze what the acquisition of a certain player means for the acquiring club. (It also inevitably leads to NFL beat writers bitching at one another over “breaking news” and that’s ALWAYS fun.) Some thoughts for the Bears this week.


I. Don’t Go Nuts.

Yes, the fan base is hungry but free agency is almost never the time to feed them. Spend some money, sure, but spend wisely and spend young. Any long-term guaranteed cash should be invested in players who will be part of the team’s plans for the duration of Mitch Trubisky’s rookie contract.

Specifics

Don’t overpay for a Jimmy Graham or Trumaine Johnson, guys who will be well into their thirties when the Bears hope to be playing in the last game of the NFL season. The Bears are not the Eagles, trying to win another title. They are not even the Rams, who’ve been able to convince themselves they are on the precipice of a title despite a wildly misleading 2017. They need to be 8-8 or better in 2018. Then plug the final holes next off-season and go for it.


II. Make a Whitehair Decision.

The Bears have two elite interior offensive linemen. They severely hindered the development of Kyle Long by inanely moving him around the line due to a lack of a lack of sufficient talent on the roster. They are now in danger of doing the same to Cody Whitehair. Pick a position. If it’s center, fine. If it’s guard, fine. But make the decision now and approach free agency/draft accordingly.

Specifics

There’s been a lot of Zach Fulton talk surrounding the Bears and he’s a solid player. But what is he? A guard? A center? If the Bears are going to pay him substantial money, one would hope they’d have that question answered before they sign the first check.


III. Grab Two Receivers.

The Bears have two positions of dire need: wide receiver and pass rush. There are no edge rushers worth a damn on the market (and there rarely are). There are plenty of professional receivers available for purchase. Ryan Pace should not worry about whether a guy is a number one-type or a number two-type. He should simply add good, productive bodies to the room and then turn to the draft for getting to the quarterback.

Specifics

Allen Robinson will be 25 when the 2018 season begins. Albert Wilson will be 26. Are either elite receiving talents? No. But a wide receiving corps of Robinson, Wilson, Cam Meredith, Kendall Wright, Dontrelle Inman and anything from Kevin White is formidable. That’s a winning group at the position.


YOU MAY NOW LEGALLY TAMPER.

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  • SC Dave

    First things first, yes, leave Cody in one place. I’ve been bitching about that for a year, but had more or less forgotten about the fact that the fucked Kyle up the same way.

    “… They
    are now in danger of doing the same to Cody Whitehair. Pick a position.
    If it’s center, fine. If it’s guard, fine. But make the decision now and
    approach free agency/draft accordingly.”

    • Bear Instincts

      100% with you on this. bad drafting and FA acquisitions as well as management not having a vision will always lead to this

    • It’s not uncommon for C/OG and even RT to move around.

      Though yes, it would be preferable if we got that Oline settled and healthy.

  • SC Dave

    Secondly, if it’s legal, why call it tampering?

    • Bear Instincts

      because the nfl is an oxymoron organization

      • SC Dave

        Well, there’s that.

    • Half pregnant?

  • simonplewis

    Let’s not get too excited. This is the Bears. Whatever they do will be cheap. They’ll be chasing the scraps.

    • evantonio

      When is the last time you could say the Bears lost out on a player because of money?

      • Big Mike

        someone from WSCR showed up on the board

        • evantonio

          Wendy’s Super Charged Raconteurs?

          • SC Dave

            +271 blog points for “raconteur”.

          • evantonio

            Can I cash those in for a 1300 yard receiver?

          • Big Mike

            Talk radio in Chicago. 670AM the Score WSCR.

          • evantonio

            i guess that makes more sense.

      • Viva Dave Toub

        Wilbur Marshall, 1988.

        • SC Dave

          In other words, it’s been a while.

        • leftcoastdave

          Who on this board can read the name “Wilbur” without hearing “Willll burrr” and thinking of Mr. Ed?

          • CanadaBear

            I’m guessing at least 3/4’s of the board. it’s only us old farts that think like that.

      • ButtonShoes

        He’s wrong about the Bears being cheap, but the negative sentiment towards the Bears implied by that isn’t off the mark.

    • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

      “Mike Glennon chuckles while he swims in a jacuzzi tub full of Hundos.”

    • KentuckyBearsFan

      Ryan Pace might want to keep his job. He might go heavy in free agency.

  • Irish Sweetness
  • DBears

    Robinson and Wilson added to Meredith/White/Inman would be a nice group…. don’t see the team paying Wright AND Wilson…… Wilson is younger.

    Don’t be shocked when the Bears go hard after Burton and he declines… I don’t think he wants to potentially be a #2 option behind Shaheen.

    Fulton makes TOO much sense for Pace not to go after him. Understands the Nagy protections, versatile, young and I think they’ll land him too. Norwell is prob out of reach

    Id expect a CB or two in FA Colvin is a guy I think Pace would target….. maybe ILB depth (Bowman for depth and an old Fangio guy) ….. nothing special at OLB, McPhee maybe back on a smaller contract

    • Alex

      I think they could save $3-4m by going after Luke Wilson instead of Trey Burton. People seem keen to pay up for Burton. I am not sure that’s so wise. Wilson is solid and would be a good No.2 behind Shaheen. I’d use that money to help either re-sign Amos or go after a good quality corner like Bashaud Breeland who could play opposite Fuller going forward. Then in the draft Pace would have even more flexibility.

      • DBears

        I like Wilson and that may be a nice pick up if they go that direction… Ultimately I think they may struggle to find a top TE because of Shaheen.

      • DBears

        I’m not high on any of the CB at 8….. but I’m watching the Cardinals for a trade down to the Bears. Got some extra compensatory picks and they need a QB badly (don’t have one signed on their current roster). Would leave Bears picking at 14….. I think that’s a spot where could go ILB, OLB (Davenport), WR (Sutton), or CB (Ward/Jackson)

        • SC Dave

          I’m not keen on a CB at #8 either. It’s very rare to find one that is good enough to truly shine without a pass rush.

          I’d rather we work on that first, if the focus is on D this year.

        • Alex

          I think that’s exactly right. No trade back is ever perfect given the Bears give up their higher pick and right to choose at 8 but picking at 15 and getting an extra 2nd (?) means the Bears can walk away with 3 of CB, OLB, WR and OT. Getting a decent CB like Breeland in FA to work opposite Fuller and solving that specific issue of need really gives Pace flexibility. They could go after two OLBs and OT if they get their WRs and a CB in FA.

          • leftcoastdave

            Don’t need no OT that high. And in saying that, it is the opposite of what I wanted last year. Why? Harry!!! You could say “I’m just wild . . . ” (nevermind)

            HH will train up what we have and turn lead in the late rounds to gold.

    • SC Dave

      I think it unwise to expect anything from White. Hopefully, the optimistic scenario will prevail over the realistic and he’ll become something other than a bust.

      • Bear Instincts

        K.White should be seen in the same way we look at T.Gentry and B.Braunecker

        • Irish Sweetness

          Nah. He was the 7th player taken overall. He’s a lot more than that.

      • DBears

        Agreed. He’s proven to be “that guy” that can’t stay healthy. I wish him the best and hope he just had some really bad luck but you have to keep him on roster if he is healthy to see what happens. I’d be happy with Meredith/Robinson on outsides with Wilson slot and Inman/White situational.

      • Yeah, White is a bonus at this point.

        But hey, nearly everyone gave up on Fuller last season (I think even Biggs predicted he would be cut PS), so never know.

        • Irish Sweetness

          He’s a lucky bag now. Let’s see what we get.

    • ButtonShoes

      Why do people have a hard-on for Wilson? He’s basically a Kendall Wright-level of receiver. But for some reason people are talking about him like he’s Julio Jones or something.

      • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

        Bears Receiver PTSD.

        It’s a thing.

        • ButtonShoes

          It’s what makes the whole Alshon thing so galling to me. He’s the first wide receiver we’ve developed in seemingly forever. And yet we’re so casual about letting him leave or in replacing what he brought. The Bears…they just frustrate.

          • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

            The only way he stayed was on the tag. I just don’t see that as a viable option. It wasn’t a matter of sorting out long term dollars. He just flat out didn’t want to be here. I just don’t think you can afford to pay a guy “Tag Dollars” when it’s clearly a dead end proposition.

            I don’t blame him for leaving last March. He didn’t even know who was going to be in the QB room come summer. Hard to fault the guy.

            Sucks, but that ship had sailed.

          • ButtonShoes

            I can handle leaving. But you have to replace what you lost. And Pace keeps letting players go, and replacing them with garbage.

          • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

            I’m betting this week is the beginning of a different approach.

          • ButtonShoes

            That’s the hope. I’m not extending Pace the benefit of the doubt, though. Let’s see what he does before patting him on the back.

          • CanadaBear

            I don’t think any of us are unconditionally in love with Pace. I think a lot of posters are like me. I think he’s done pretty well in the draft, horrible in FA and now we are waiting to see if MT takes the next step and if Nagy is the right hire. I’m marginally optimistic and holding my breath on MT and Nagy.

          • evantonio

            He turned down more money to play for the Eagles. Dude just didn’t want to play in Chicago with Mike Glennon as his QB. Can you blame him?

          • ButtonShoes

            I can’t. But if you let him go, replace his production. I don’t think that’s a big ask from Pace. And he can’t do it.

          • evantonio

            Just because you want a player doesn’t mean the player wants you. We weren’t exactly the premiere destination for FA WR. Would you want Mike Glennon throwing you the ball?

            We’ll see what he can pull out of his hat this year.

          • willbest

            His 1 year + long term contract will pay him more money with the Eagles over 4 years than the deal we were rumored to offer him. So he didn’t really turn down more money to play with them. He did turn down more first year money to play with them though.

          • evantonio

            Long term contract, yes. But at the time he signed the one year, he was signing for less than he was offered by us.

            It’s not like the rest of the league was rushing to give him a huge multi-year deal.

      • Irish Sweetness

        And we already have Kendall Wright, who’s taller.

    • DBears

      New already breaking Bears are going to get Wilson….. button that shit up quick and get after the real offensive prize of FA, Robinson!

      Oh, and get shit figured out with Fuller and Meredith too

      • The thing is, with the top FAs, most of them are rumored to teams beforehand (like Norwell to Gmen, etc).

        I haven’t heard anything linking Robinson with Bears besides outside blanket statements linking every WR with Bears.

        We’ll see.

        • DBears

          No… all rumors at this point but I’ve been wanting the Bears to pursue him since before we knew that he was not going to be franchised by Jax. Only legitimate #1 out there IMO.

          • Maybe I missed it, but I just haven’t read any local credible reporter link them.

            For instance, I just read this.

            NBC Boston reports the Lions are “quite interested” in free agent CB Malcolm Butler.

            It would appear new Lions coach Matt Patricia wasn’t on
            board with Bill Belichick’s decision to bench Butler for the Super Bowl.
            Butler, whose market is reportedly hot, has now been publicly linked to
            Detroit and Houston. – Roto

          • CanadaBear

            You’re upset because agents “leak” this info and don’t use the Bears for leverage? Really?

          • I’m not mad about anything. I just haven’t heard any local beat reporters (including in JAX) report Bears and Robinson are talking.
            Like I said, a lot of the top FAs, esp in the ‘legal tampering’ phase are usu linked to teams by now.

            I haven’t read anything specific aside from national guys like Rappaport saying “well, Bears need a WR, so they must be interested in Robinson”

            Tis the season of lying but usu the Top FAs already have an unofficial deal done with 1-3 teams, and a lot of times they end up going to those rumored destinations.

            If I remember correctly, Tre and McPhee were both rumored to go to us before official FA started.

          • Like so:

            North Jersey’s Art Stapleton reports free agent OG AndrewNorwell has narrowed his three finalists to the Giants, 49ers, and Colts.

            One league source reportedly told Stapleton the Giants are
            “all-in” on Norwell. The All-Pro guard has been linked to the Giants all
            offseason, but it appears the cap-flush 49ers are making one last push.
            The top available guard on the market, Norwell would immediately help a
            Giants offensive line with numerous needs. – Roto

          • DBears

            Simple correlation of need, fit and availability. Pace likes young upside guys… huge need at WR that directly helps Trubiksy….. cant under estimate the importance of that. Same reason I think they bring in Wilson because he matches young/need/familiarity with Nagy…. and they will go get a big target TE too. Pace needs Trubisky to succeed…. he’s gonna do everything he can to do that.

            Defense was good last year even banged up…. I think pace is gonna try to address it but it’s probably back burner IMO

      • Irish Sweetness

        Great. That’ll be a 5’9 child at receiver to start the SB squad with!

  • catfish44

    , the #49ers, #Bears, and #Browns are “hot after” Allen Robinson, with the #Ravens and #Panthers also interested: https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/expect-the-49ers-to-land-at-least-one-more-big-ticket-item-and-more-free-agency-notes/

    Expect the 49ers to land at least one more big-ticket item, and more free-agency notes
    Allen Robinson and Dion Lewis are two more talented free agents who could soon join San Francisco

    The Allen Robinson situation has Bears fans transfixed. The former Jaguars wide receiver is considered the best among those set to hit the market. Securing him would give a team a 25-year old player who has produced at peak levels in the NFL. It’s no surprise the Bears and 49ers are both in on him, having less than ideal situations at receiver. So who will win in this latest tug-of-war?

    On the surface, it looks like Lynch has the inside position.
    He has more cap space, a team on the west coast, and a more proven head coach-quarterback combination in Kyle Shanahan and Jimmy Garoppolo. The Bears aren’t devoid of negotiating power. They reside close to Robinson’s hometown of Detroit. Robinson is reportedly a big Cubs fan and also friends with Bears safety Adrian Amos.

    This will come down to who can be the better negotiator and who’s willing to be more aggressive. Pace has a rough reputation in free agency, so the odds appear against him. Will the narrative that Lynch is superior continue? That’s for him to decide.———————-https://sportsmockery.com/2018/03/ryan-paces-rivalry-with-the-49ers-is-heating-up/

    • catfish44

      my gut feeling is that the 49er’s will sign robinson. they’re a more attractive team right now. garrapalo looks better than trubisky, they have a west coast site, and more $$$. hope i’m very wrong.

      • Bear Instincts

        49ers could go after P.Richardson. and if they get A.Robinson then we take P.Richardson and a consolation prize

      • John F

        No …. you’re right

    • catfish44

      and, sammy watkins may be resigning with the rams. i don’t believe he’s a great choice for the bears.

      • ButtonShoes

        There are no great choices in FA anymore. But Sammy Watkins would be an upgrade, quite literally. Not a great one, but definitely an upgrade. So if he’s re-signing with the Rams, that’s our loss.

    • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

      If being somewhat close to Detroit on the map is our Ace in the Hole, we’re fucked.

    • willbest

      Robinson missed last year, and had a bad 2016. We are going to overpay him, and he has the chance to go Kevin White on us.

      • catfish44

        got to take some risks. i’d sign him. but, i think he’ll go to the 49er’s

      • John F

        Don’t worry, he’s signing with the 49ers, they have a proven QB

      • Bears are a bad team with an unproven HC/QB combo.

        They’re going to have to overpay anyways.

    • Irish Sweetness

      He’s 6’3. It’s a start.

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    “Don’t overpay for a Jimmy Graham or Trumaine Johnson, guys who will be well into their thirties when the Bears hope to be playing in the last game of the NFL season.”

    Johnson is only 28 years old. I really hope he is not well into his thirties by the time the Bears hope to be playing the last game of the season.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Jimmy ‘Drops’ Graham. Near league-leading.

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  • Bear Instincts
    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      YES!!!! This puts us over the top.

    • ButtonShoes

      Wow. Bradley Sowell. I guess it’s Super Bowl or bust now.

    • SC Dave

      Do doubt Hiestand watched some tape and gave his concurrence.

      Sowell played guard and tackle, and presumably provides serviceable depth for the OL. Given he was undrafted, probably at a decent price too.

      Spotrac does not know the numbers yet.

    • Sowell Glow

    • Irish Sweetness

      Hallelujah.

      Now in Pace’s mind there’s no need to draft Nelson.

  • Bob Doll

    If the Bears nab Wilson and Robinson, I will call it a victory no matter who else is added or lost. I’d like to see them add depth at TE too. Not being a NFL lineman, I can’t say for sure how much it might stunt..but I do tend to believe its an individual decision/impact. There are good swing linemen and in baseball there are good switch hitters…but those hitters tend to hit better from one side than the other. I have a great deal of faith in Heistand to make the call and put people where they need to be.

    I read about how Pace hasn’t done well in FA…I don’t tend to agree…from the standpoint, he really didn’t lay out big money for big players with maybe a couple of exceptions. Angelo did that pretty regularly imo as his drafts were not sustaining. Pace signed journeymen to add depth and give him draft flexibility…I think he did a great job at that as his draft picks were unpredictable. Some injuries made some of his signings not pan out but overall, I think he got what he paid for. IMO his worst move was cutting Robbie Gould and not doing a better job of filling it…That Freemen didn’t keep his nose clean, or McPhee couldn’t stay healthy…well neither did half the team….slight over-exaggeration…

    What I find most interesting is how offensive-minded Pace is and us Bear fans, beat writers and bloggers are still clinging to the Monsters of the Midway mindset. Pace’s drafts have been offensive heavy and his free agency moves, especially the bigger ones, have be defensive-minded…so far. That is likely to change imo this off season.

    I don’t like trading down…but this draft is beginning to set up for that. If enough free agent QB’s are signed by teams in front of the Bears, those same teams will pick some of the targets the Bears are looking at…the teams behind the Bears may see top QB’s begin to fall and start competing with each other for a top 10 pick….should be very interesting!

    • willbest

      Are you referring to Albert Wilson? He seems like a fine #3 or #4 WR. What makes him a target?

      • Bob Doll

        Yes, Wilson in the slot. Kendall Wright had a good year, but I don’t like how he catches the ball…what I mean by that he is a body catcher not a hands catcher…lots of bobbled passes. For my money, I’d sign Wilson with the idea that he’d supplant Wright and I’d work very diligently on Cohen to see if he could play a part time/back-up role in the slot. Imagine a two tight end set with Cohen, Howard, one WR…how would the D play it when you split Cohen out to a receiver…is it a run package or pass package?

      • leftcoastdave

        Wilson knows Nagy’s system which will help learn up the rest and Nagy likes him.

        • willbest

          But he is a JAG so, I don’t get the love.

          • CanadaBear

            I’m not all in on Wilson but you gotta admit JAG is a step up from last year.

          • Agree. I think he’s a slight upgrade over Wright.
            Paul Richardson would be a clear upgrade over Wilson or Wright. which means, Pace is signing WIlson.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Wright did nothing but catch balls when they brought him out of the doghouse.

      • Irish Sweetness

        WCO JAG. And a midget. He’d be on the same page as MT that bit more quickly.

    • catfish44

      ”I read about how Pace hasn’t done well in FA…I don’t tend to agree” what???? lol hicks and trevathan, willie young good. Mike Glennon, Eddie Royal and Antrel Rolle, mcphee, ray mcdonald, freeman, massie,manny ramirez, omar bolden, ted larsen, alan ball,markus wheaton, don sims, markus cooper, quinton demps, taylor boggs.all poor.

      • Forgot about Boggs!

        It’s ok though. It’s the 4rth magical yr!

      • Bob Doll

        Well, we will have to agree to disagree. Pace did not plunk big-time money on long contracts except for a couple of those players. A player signed to a one year deal is not expected to be an impact player in a big way…often that is a sign of a depth signing, a prove it signing or picking up a veteran in the latter stages of their career. Has to compete to make the roster in training camp Two year deals usually indicate that the team expects the player to make it out of training camp, maybe a starter but definitely a contributor. Wheaten is a player that fits that mold and did not work out. I have no expectation that all 100% of the players are going to work out..maybe you do? Glennon was viewed as a one season plus guy I believe…he didn’t even work out for that and that is the signing that I am most critical of from Pace…he was going to pick a QB all along though most of the world seemed oblivious to that as mock draft after mock draft had the Bears taking a Cornerback or Safety…I don’t know why it was that hard to see but apparently it was…I expected the Bears to stay put and draft Watson actually as there is this thing called draft value…what value does a team put on their starting QB? For Pace, alot. His tenure to the Bears will be directly linked to, hooked up to the Trubisky band-wagon.

        A couple of those players…McPhee for example, was the player the Bears expected though injuries took their toll. Freeman got PED suspensions and Trevathan has issues staying on the field…I just don’t view that as making the decision to sign a bad one as there is only so much one can foresee with players….likewise, I don’t give GM’s just too much credit when a guy like Hicks turns into a stud…I sure as heck don’t give the Patriots any credit for drafting Brady…they took him in the 6th round…the Patriots and every other team thought he’d be lucky to make the team…a back up at best…that is why he went in the 6th round.

        Pace just hasn’t committed large sums of money to players who didn’t make it…that is why the Bears of 70…soon to be $80+ in cap space….that didn’t happen by being “bad” in free agency. It happened because the team was very conservative with their money. I fully expect that to change Wednesday. The Bears have a handful of positions to address and if they do it right, spend their money where and how it needs to be, we could see a step change in win/loss record. Now the free agents themselves will have everything to say about that…and as always, free agency sets up the draft. You can disregard all mock drafts other than showing how people view the prospects and the needs of the team.

  • catfish44

    It looks like the pool of free agent defensive tackles is going to be getting a big addition.

    Jeff Darlington of ESPN reports that the Dolphins will release Ndamukong Suh and that the move could come as early as Monday. The possibility that Miami would move in that direction is one that’s been discussed often since the end of the regular season and a report last week indicated the team was still uncertain about what they planned to do. Suh posted a video on Twitter early Monday from Seattle, where he said he was on his way to work out and that people should look for some “exciting news” later in the day. ——-http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/03/12/report-dolphins-will-release-ndamukong-suh/

    • Bear Instincts

      N.Suh or MoWilkerson?

      • willbest

        Suh would be 31 and playing out of position, so I don’t know why we would want him.

        • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

          To stomp on Rodgers’ nuts.

        • catfish44

          at $26 million a year you can’t.

      • catfish44

        suh?? lolol. at what $26 million a year think is his salary?

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          You do realize that he is being cut by the dolphins, and that means he will be getting a new contract by whichever team signs him. It does not mean that whoever signs him is going to pay him $26 mill.

          • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

            No. I don’t think he does.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I would imagine he could get 6M.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I would imagine he could get 6M. 12M if someone is mad.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Both guys have kinda called it in. You want that spot on your team? Draft the guy at 8.

    • ButtonShoes

      No way we sign Suh. The Bears make a big stink about players being a fit for their “culture.” I doubt Suh fits it.

      • catfish44

        lollolol. well, of course not. where did i say the bears should? no one can afford him at that price.

    • BerwynBomber

      Even an old, diminishing Suh could help us — the guy still eats a ton of double teams — but he is a bit redundant given our needs.

      Too bad his ex-teammate Megatron isn’t still in the league and available. Then you’d be talking.

      • CanadaBear

        It will be interesting to see what he gets. He’s definitely taking a pay cut.

      • catfish44

        at, what is his price $26 million a year? of course not.

        • BerwynBomber

          $26M will NOT be his price.

          • catfish44

            that is his contract right now with miami. that number is why he was released.

          • BerwynBomber

            Of course. But no new team will pay him $26M a year.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Nobody would pay that.

  • evantonio

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    Great way to fill the stadium and make a day at the park more affordable for families.

    I cheer the move and bemoan the fact that my team is one of sports’ most expensive tickets for one of sports’ least worthy offerings.

    • CanadaBear

      That’s a nice stadium. I was there years ago and Texas and the O’s hit a bunch of bombs. Good times! It’s good to see someone in the promotions dept. is on top of it.

  • BerwynBomber

    Sounds like a good WR FA plan, Jeff, and yes, that group of WRs would be formidable heading into the ’18 season.
    Only word of caution is in regard to Cam and White. Potentially big upside with each, but big question marks too.

  • John F

    Gonna go out on a limb here and predict the Bears don’t sign either Robinson or White. But they will sign a bunch of guys we have never heard of to huge contracts.

    It’s just the way Pace does business – average to below average at the draft, pathetic at free agency.

    • beninnorcal

      And you appear to be wrong on that limb, it broke.

  • Bear Instincts

    http://www.chicagonow.com/bears-backer/2018/03/2018-nfl-free-agency-updates-on-everything-bears/
    WR’s Cameron Meredith and Josh Bellamy earn original round tenders

    CB Bryce Callahan gets slapped with an original round tender

    LS Patrick Scales won’t return

    • Bears have the right of first refusal to all those guys. It’s not like Cam can choose to leave if he would rather play for another team. If a team signs him, Pace either matches the contract or lets him walk.

      So this is Pace saying he’s willing to sign Meredith to any contract another team offers him. Probably working on a long-term extension and letting the market set his value (similar to Fuller).

    • Irish Sweetness

      We have no long snapper?

  • Bear Instincts

    https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2018/03/12/bears-packers-battling-for-allen-robinson-and-sammy-watkins/
    The Bears and Packers are pursuing both Allen Robinson and Sammy Watkins, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport.

  • Russian Hacked Pacebot 2.0

    Need 2 WR’s in FA this year. Then draft Edge, OL in the 1st and 2nd. Bring in vet LB on a prove it deal and another interior DL in case of injury. It still makes me sick the state of our DB’s but Rome wasn’t built in a day I guess.
    God this fucking sucks.

    • CanadaBear

      Actually the Bears are pretty settled at S for the first time in a decade +, so there’s that! I liked the tag on Fuller and think it will lead to a longer deal. Part of this (tons of money for FA) is by design and if Pace hits on a few, Woo-Hoo! If not, yeah right there with ya

      • Russian Hacked Pacebot 2.0

        I just think of Amos and wish we had a young rangy brash stud back there. I want Jaguars DB’s and not our group.

        • I think fans forget that Amos is only 1yr removed from being benched. If Demps didn’t suck then get hurt, Amos would still be riding pine.

          Hope Amos continues with the strong campaign, but he still has stone hands and suspect coverage skills

          • willbest

            Amos is also 2 years away from a very promising rookie season where he was only partially surrounded by dogshit instead of fully surrounded by it in 2016.

          • Amos was OK for a rook. Everyone expected him to take the next leap. He didn’t.
            Fangio and gang essentially benched him for Demps.
            Amos looked better last season. Still not a ballhawk but at least wasn’t a liability in coverage.

            He’s still a JAG or a lil above that. Which is OK for the RD he was drafted in. But again, to piggy back off Waffle’s point, we needed better than OK

          • SC Dave

            I think every team has guys at some positions that are “just okay”. This is not Lake Woebegone, where all the kids are above average.

        • BerwynBomber

          I’ve wanted Aaron Rodgers instead of our QBs for a decade now, but I’ll be pleased if Bisky becomes a solid top half of the league guy.

          To me our DBs are near that top half of the league ranking.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Minkah met or is meeting with the Bears.

    • SC Dave

      The ledge is not the place to be right now. Wait for the Bears to mystify us first.

      • Russian Hacked Pacebot 2.0

        I think it’s more of just annoyance. I’m not sold on Jordan as the RB answer, I hate Amos, we have very few difference makers on the edges of the O and D , we found a way not to use our rookie 2nd round TE at all last year, etc. Just a lot of moving parts right now. I want to see a highly active FA period and a bad ass draft. Then you add a solid FA class next year and we should be ready to make a playoff move in 2019.

        • SC Dave

          I’m pretty much with you. To me, the best thing that could happen to our current players is:
          1) MT finds his accuracy, wherever he lost it.
          2) When balls are thrown in the right place, JH dropHi
          I think we sorta know that Cohen will be someone, unless some fucker twice his size (literally) mashes him into paste ala Johnny Knox. We sorta know Kevin White will never be anybody.

          On defense – play makers? We only have Jackson, Hicks, and *maybe* Floyd. The draft on D needs to be insane.

          • Russian Hacked Pacebot 2.0

            like Seattle 2010/2011/2012 insane.

        • John F

          “….we have very few difference makers on the edges of the O and D….”

          But everybody here tells me that Pace kicks ass in the draft?!?

          How could this be?!?!?

          • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

            Bullshit. Nobody told you that.

    • BerwynBomber

      Hmmm … I think our DBs are pretty decent. Fuller is a #1 CB, IMO, and everything suggest we will sign him long-term. Jackson looks like a keeper as a FS. Callahan looks like an above average slot CB (when healthy, of course). Amos, IMO, was WAY overrated by the blog his rook year, certainly sucked his sophomore year, but played pretty well last year. I don’t see him ever being much more than a competent SS but he also doesn’t look like a net loss.

      To me the only open issue is a #2 CB. And I don’t think Prince was a complete disaster there.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Maybe 1 in FA. Draft the lanky guy.

      Kevin White will be studly this year, remember!

  • “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Churchill

    Here we are again on the cusp of man Christmas, but after 3 FA seasons of coal lumps, I am no longer excited, nor am I expecting much above the Fulton/Wilson level.

    However, maybe there’s a SLIM chance Pace finally lands more than blue-light specials (or spectacular busts like Glennon)

    So, like Donny Brosco once said, “I want to go on record”. Here are the players I would target (not all of them all at once, but at least some)

    CB. Fuller (tagged), Trumaine Johnson (28) or T.J. Carrie (28) or Prince [ Callahan, slot]

    Rush/OLB. Trent Murphy (27) Off a torn-ACL, so med check. Ealy (26) or Houston

    WR. Robinson (25). Supposedly he likes partying, but he had a season of 80/1400/14TDs.
    Paul Richardson (26) explosive. 6 TDs on 44 catches so not just slot guy but redzone target
    Wilson – cheaper version.

    OG. Matt Slausen (JK.) If Pace signs Muphy and Robinson, I’m ok with Futlon(26)/Kush/Morgan combo.

    IF not, why not Norwell? Or if Pugh’s med clears, why not Pugh? (who can also play RT)

    TE. Sefarin Jenkins. Move TE. Sober. Athletic. Young.
    Luke Wilson or Eiftert (Inj concerns, but as a #2 should be cheap w major upside)

    K. Nugent/Santos. Whoever loses, das boots.

    P. Colquitt. Holy shit, how is he available? He’s like a coffin corner king. Ex-chief (Toub) a plus

    • SC Dave

      Colquitt? FUCK YES. Best looking FA choice available. And yes, I’m serious…

      https://imgur.com/gallery/lNpcm2p

      • I was really surprised Colquitt is an FA. He might be a top 3 P.

        I know he’s older, and yeah, a P, but those guys can kick forever, and Colquitt’s net avg and coffin corners are excellent.

        Making a team go 85 yds instead of 70yds can make a big difference.

  • evantonio

    Bills made another trade. They now have the #12 pick, presumably positioning themselves to jump up and grab a QB.

    Would you take their 12 + 3rd for the 8?

    (Unsure if that draft math works out. Seems like it does?)

    • If it’s an early 3rd. If not, it’ll have to be their 1st, 3rd and some 6th or something.

      Still contend this is the most likely yr for the mythical trade down. Lot of teams with QB needs. Lotta QBs gonna fly around 8ish.

      • BerwynBomber

        Not only that but our biggest PoN is WR and there is arguably no one worth the 8th overall.

        Definitely seems the one year where the predictable, tiresome and reflexive trade down argument makes the most sense.

        • SC Dave

          I dunno. I’d probably go with OLB.

        • Irish Sweetness

          As long as there’s holes on the OL or at LB, I’d disagree with WR being the PON. Do we need a tall guy? Yes. But Sitton’s gone man, what’s up on the OL? None of the offense works without an OL.

    • willbest

      No.

      • leftcoastdave

        They have two low seconds and a third plus fourths so something can be worked out to good effect.

        There is no question at all now that the Bills are in position to move up as far as they choose to get who they want.

        • willbest

          And when this year’s Vic Beasley or Aaron Donald goes 1 place before us after moving back then what?

          • leftcoastdave

            No matter where we pick, there will always be that question. Last year it was go up that one more slot to draft Trub and all hell of criticism sallied forth. It will not matter who is picked or where. There will always be the critics.

    • Russian Hacked Pacebot 2.0

      no, we need top shelf mocha man meat mountain motherfuckers. The Bears don’t pick KJ Wright’s in the 3rd round. We pick Brandon Hardin. We don’t pick Kam Chancellor in the 5th, we pick Greg McCoy.

      • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

        Who’s Greg McCoy? Is he good?

        • Russian Hacked Pacebot 2.0

          DB from Texas a&m, fizzled.

      • That’s what we all wanted when Pace came aboard – a SEA style makeover (didn’t have to wait 4 yrs)

        It just hasn’t happened. Instead of a Kam Chancellor, we get Kwiat. Instead of [Fill in the blank], we get Grasu and Kevin White.

        All of which weren’t mitigated by Pace’s FA busts.

        That’s why I was hoping that the Bears might actually get Gettleman from the Panthers somehow. But, he’s now the Giant’s GM and already linked to Norwell and some other high-priced FAs.

        Oh well.

        We’re riding or dying with Bisquit/Nagy/Pacebot I guess…

    • they’re positioning themselves to go up into the top 5, way past the Bears now.

      • if you’re looking for teams to trade up to 8, it’s probably Miami or Arizona should the QB they like still be there.

        BUF, CLE, DEN, NYJ… have to think all 4 are likely going QB in the top 6.

        • Scratch DEN out. Got Keenum.
          Think either Zona or Vikes land Cousins.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            I would not scratch DEN out. Keenum had one decent year, no guarantee he duplicates it. He is a placeholder

          • Maybe. That’s why I would like to see the contract.

            If it’s Glennon-ized, they can still draft a QB. But if it’s some monstrous one like Jimmy G, doubt it.

          • I don’t think Keenum prohibits drafting a QB in round 1. Elway was said to really like Josh Allen, who might benefit from sitting for a year or two.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Interesting. Especially if Edmunds is still there at 12. You get a guy and one of the picks Pace pooched in the draft.

  • BerwynBomber

    Why am I rooting for Cousins to fail? Even beyond the potential MIN equation, I’d chuckle if he shits the bed this year.

    By all accounts he seems like an okay dude who — like Brady or Brees — squeezes every last single drop out of his God-givens. And though not in their league (obviously), he seems like a pretty consistent, dependable performer.

    Maybe it is because he has thrust himself into this Peyton Manning role and now gets to pick whatever team will best suit him to win a championship (really?). Maybe it is because the franchise tag victim narrative got old. Maybe it was all that “Whaddya think of me now?” nonsense from a couple of years ago.

    Just something about the guy rubs me wrong …

    • BenderMcLugh

      Come on man, Cousins is a feel good story. You don’t want that?

    • He sorta reminds me of Romo. There’s an artificiality about him which rubs ppl the wrong way.

      Also, like Romo, chokes at the worst times.

      My Redskins friend is thrilled about Alex Smith.

      • BerwynBomber

        I think it’s ultimately the catbird seat, faux victim, and whaddya think of me now in your face stuff.

        That said, I think he will make MIN a huge favorite in our division. (Frankly, they might have been a favorite even with Bradford or Teddy at the helm.)

  • Malice Halice

    This FA stuff is a headache. We need receivers but it’s multiple teams with a better QB, coach, n location (weather). I’m sure we can land Wilson, but I’m not holding my breath to be breathtaken Wednesday. Should be some decent commodities tho! It’s so bad that all I care for is to see players play all 16 games. Healthy players alone will make da bears a threat. Knowledgeable healthy bodies. Can’t ask for much more.

  • AlbertInTucson

    So, the Cap-Poor Cardinals are, supposedly, still in the hunt for Kirk Cousins with a 5-year, 145 million dollar offer that would guarantee $90M over the first 3 years.

    How they reconcile that with their Cap situation will be VERY interesting.

    The Honey Badger is all but gone but it’s going to take more than that to make that offer fly.

    https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/kirk-cousins-rumors-cardinals-prepping-monster-offer-look-to-pair-him-with-fa/

    • A 3rd for Chandler Jones?

      Cards need to save cap. Bears desperately need an OLB.

      Edit. NVM. Don’t have a 3rd.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Hadn’t heard that Jones would be moved but they ARE talking about O-Linemen Iupate and Veldheer. Their O-Line wasn’t so great even WITH those 2. Cousins had good protection in DC.

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis
    • Very curious about his contract and guarantees.

      I hope the Cards land Cousins, then the Vikes will be assed out of the QB hunt.

      They’d have to go for Bridgewater, who may not be a happy camper returning.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        Glennon will be available.

      • BerwynBomber

        Cousins will go to MIN. Flip is there. Cousins is smart enough to know he is not a guy who can carry an OC or an HC. He will have the two of the best in each with MIN.

        Curious about the DEN/Keenum details too. I’m a bit surprised that NYJ is chasing
        Cousins with such a high pick and so much ground to make up. Were I them I would the Keenum-like route. A solid bridge guy while you draft your rook.

        • Yeah, my $ would be the Vikes. Lotta talk about that from the start. Makes too much sense.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            Same here but the Jets have a shit ton of money to spend.

          • BerwynBomber

            Agreed.

            I just don’t get the NYJ play. Were I them I’d play the long game. I don’t know if Cousins would change their destiny in any enormous way.

            And he is going to be costly as hell.

  • Hali cut by Chiefs. He’s older and coming off an INJ.

    But for vet min?

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/03/12/chiefs-cut-tamba-hali/

  • BerwynBomber

    Only potential silver lining of Cousins going to MIN?

    He is going to be one costly SOB. Eventually they will lose some of their talent because of it.

    P.S. Cousins is filming his free agency.

    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/22739533/kirk-cousins-having-video-crew-document-free-agent-journey

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis
    • That’s the report I was waiting for. Shefty is more credible than those other guys, and even cites the specifics.

      A 3yr deal seems reasonable too.

      Robinson hasn’t done much in two yrs. Coming off an INJ and reportedly “partied” with Bortles when they shoulda been hitting the books.

      But his upside is enormous and worth the risk, IMO.

      Good job on Pace if he closes it.

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  • catfish44

    NFL free agency 2018: Allen Robinson headed to Bears, report says.The Bears are ready to take a chance on Allen Robinson. Chicago is expected to sign the wide receiver when the NFL year begins at 4 p.m. ET Wednesday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported early Tuesday.

    Robinson, 24, missed most of last season after suffering an ACL tear in Week 1 vs. the Texans. Robinson had one reception for 17 yards.—–http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/news/nfl-free-agency-2018-allen-robinson-bears-jaguars-wide-receiver/1v4guha8pn81e1onm12puwyvzj?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    • catfish44

      Adam Schefter

      @AdamSchefter
      Former Jaguars’ WR Allen Robinson intends to sign with the Chicago Bears barring any last-minute snags when free agency opens Wednesday, source tells ESPN.

    • catfish44

      Allen Robinson Is a Risky NFL Free Agent, but Well Worth the Gamble.
      Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Carolina Panthers, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
      John Raoux/Associated Press
      What an NFL team sees when it looks at Allen Robinson on the open market will say more about the team than the soon-to-be free-agent wide receiver.

      Some general managers will close their eyes and see a field of giant red flags flapping in a stiff wind. They will pluck one of the flags and plant it on Robinson’s left ACL, the one he tore in Week 1 of the 2017 season after he’d played a mere three snaps for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

      Other wide receiver-needy teams will see that risk and those flags and then carry on with the business of doing whatever is necessary to sign an offense-altering pass-catcher.

      The latter direction is the right one, and the only one, especially in a weak receiver market after the Miami Dolphins placed the franchise tag on Jarvis Landry. The correct sequence of reactions when the Jaguars announced they wouldn’t use their own tag on Robinson—and he would hit the open market on March 14 if not re-signed—is to acknowledge and examine the risk tied to his injury, then embrace it.

      As the league’s spending limit annually skyrockets and the average cap space heading into free agency is $34.3 million as of this writing, per Spotrac, there’s never been a better time to give risk a warm hug. Particularly with Robinson, who is well worth the gamble.

      There are two reasons for teams to hesitate before paying top dollar for a 24-year-old receiver not far removed from a breakout Pro Bowl season (Robinson recorded 1,400 yards on 80 catches with 14 touchdowns in 2015). In both cases it doesn’t take much to push those concerns aside.

      Regarding the first, he suffered the ACL tear in early September, and though severe, is no longer the catastrophic career-altering issue it was a decade or so ago. When the 2018 NFL season begins, Robinson will be a full year recovered from his injury. And judging by the way he’s moving already, it might feel like a lot more than that.

      He was already putting full weight on his knee and jumping in late January.

      Allen Robinson II

      @Thee_AR15
      I have learned the true essence of time! A little over a month ago and today. Tell the 40 club the hiatus will be over soon lol

      11:46 AM – Feb 22, 2018
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      The act of jumping seems simple and routine until a rather important ligament isn’t in one piece. Being able to first bear weight on the knee, then even more critically push that weight upward, is a major hurdle.

      Clearing that obstacle came just over four months into Robinson’s rehab. He took another notable stride at about the five-month mark. Actually, he took many strides, some of which look like half-speed.

      Allen Robinson II

      @Thee_AR15
      2 weeks ago to Today, knocking the rust off!

      12:31 PM – Feb 21, 2018
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      Understandably then Robinson is confident about his health, and in January he told Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union that he’ll be able to pass a physical before the start of free agency. The injury is scary to prospective employers because the NFL clings to certainty. But Robinson has already progressed to the point where it’s becoming an afterthought.

      We can now move on to the second reason for hesitation prior to free agency: the fizzled dud that was his 2016 season.

      In 2015, his second NFL season, Robinson ended the year just outside the top five in receiving yards. He averaged 17.5 yards per reception (tied for sixth) and tied for first in touchdown catches.

      Expectations were high in 2016 then, and Robinson produced only a steady diet of disappointment. He went from Pro Bowler to pedestrian, with his production plummeting across the board. That included his receiving yards (1,400 yards to 883 yards), per-catch average (17.5 to 12.1) and touchdowns (14 to six).

      But assessing any Jaguars pass-catcher comes with an asterisk. The wild inconsistencies of their quarterback gives them only so much control over year-to-year swings in production. Or even week-to-week swings in production.

      JACKSONVILLE, FL – DECEMBER 24: Blake Bortles #5 of the Jacksonville Jaguars celebrates with Allen Robinson #15 after scoring a touchdown off a pass from Marquise Lee, not pictured, during the fourth quarter of the game against the Tennessee Titans at Eve
      Rob Foldy/Getty Images
      Blake Bortles will be the Jaguars quarterback for the foreseeable future after signing a three-year contract extension that includes $26.5 million in guaranteed money. He earned that by improving his accuracy and ball security in 2017, most notably with a career-high 60.2 completion percentage and career-low 13 interceptions.

      But that version of Bortles has taken time to come into existence, and in the process every offensive weapon around him has been victimized by his erratic play.

      That is especially true with Robinson, a deep-ball specialist who was on the other end of Bortles’ strong, often pinpoint arm in 2015, when he recorded the best deep-receiving season since 2006, according to Pro Football Focus. The 6’3″, 211-pound wideout finished with 672 yards on balls that traveled 20-plus yards through the air.

      He went from that brilliance to searching for sprayed footballs in 2016.

      Bortles saw his wobbly ways come to a head when he gave Robinson only 10 catchable balls on go routes, down from 25 in 2015, per PFF. Sure, Robinson had a role in that downward spiral, but at some point no amount of midair acrobatics, sideline tiptoeing or simple raw speed can make truly impossible catches possible.——http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2763120-allen-robinson-is-a-risky-nfl-free-agent-but-well-worth-the-gamble

  • Irish Sweetness

    Well, okay. But unfortunately when your GM is Ryan Pace it means he ticks off the box marked ‘WR’ now, and it means we’re not drafting Auden Tate or some other adonis in the second round.

    Win (maybe) – lose.

    I just get the feeling somewhere in some MRI lab there’s a couple of guys hiding behind their hands seeing Robinson sign for million of dollars and that early doors next season we’re all ‘WTF?!”

    • catfish44

      chicago bears Draft Scout: Auden Tate

      What skills does Auden Tate bring and is he a fit for the Chicago Bears?
      Auden Tate has made a variety of explosion plays but has consistently set the world on fire across the college ranks. Tate came along as a sophomore, catching six touchdowns, but hauling in less than 500 yards. As a Junior, Tate played through a shoulder injury in Week Three, and still put up 10 touchdowns, and 548 yards on 40 receptions. It showed strength to play through the pain to improve his draft stock. Does he have the skill to back up the will?

      Measurables
      Age: 21

      Strengths
      Auden Tate is a game breaker when the ball is in the air. If it is in his area, and within some sort of reach, he is coming down with it. Tate has great athletics to out jump and out muscle cornerbacks for 50/50 balls. He also has a strong ability to track the ball and adjust his body while in mid-air to avoid contact and come down with receptions clean.

      Take the play below for example. Tate has two defenders crashing in on him and a pass that is a little high and a little behind the receiver. The cornerback is playing Tate, but Tate is playing the ball. He uses his size and athleticism to go up and get it. Then, the safety comes in to deliver a punishing hit. Tate takes the hit, holds onto the ball, and does so while controlling his body enough to get two feet in bounds. That is an NFL touchdown. Watch as he covers the ball when he lands as well to survive the ground. It does not get better.

      These plays are scatted throughout the tape of Auden Tate. He goes up and gets it. It does not matter how good the coverage is, he is still worth throwing the ball to.

      With his great ability to haul in contested catches, there are questions about how much separation he can get. It is great that he can haul everything in, but it does leave less margin for error from his quarterback. It would also limit his upside.

      However, Tate does bring in some sharp footwork and technical mechanics to prove he is more than just a splash player.

      Watch his feet below. They are quick and active. He can turn his body in any direction getting out of his breaks from a yard behind the line of scrimmage. He often uses deception in his feet to break free over the middle.

      Tate does it again below. He squares up the cornerback and breaks inside on him. He uses his strength to help when the two meet at his break and finds separation. Look how much room he has between himself and the cornerback as the ball is zipped in over the middle.

      Tate also brings in a strong ability and desire to block, making him a more well-rounded receiver than many are giving him credit for.

      Weaknesses
      While Tate has shown an ability to get separation over the middle, he is unlikely to have the deep speed to consistently do that down the field. He is at his most dangerous down the field, but if he does not have a quarterback that trusts him against tight coverage, he is not going to see the ball enough. He has feet that show an ability to become a strong route runner, however, his route tree in its current state is far from extended.

      Tate is a player whose combine will matter more to him than others. He is reliant on athleticism at this point in his career, and until he grows into the finer areas of the game, he could be looked at by some as a project.

      ——-https://beargoggleson.com/2018/01/21/chicago-bears-draft-scout-auden-tate/

      • catfish44

        Auden Tate measures in at the NFL Combine.

        Former Florida State wide receiver Auden Tate arrived in Indianapolis, Ind. for the NFL Combine earlier this week. On Thursday, he was measured in for NFL scouts and draft personnel.

        Tate measured in as the tallest wide receiver at the NFL Combine, checking in at 6-foot-4 7/8. He weighed in at 228 pounds.

        Tate’s hand measured at 9 3/8″, his arm length is 33 6/8″ and his wingspan is 78 2/8″.—————https://floridastate.247sports.com/Bolt/Auden-Tate-measures-in-at-the-NFL-Combine-115703394

  • catfish44

    Adam Schefter

    @AdamSchefter
    Former Panthers’ G Andrew Norwell intends to sign with the Jaguars on a 5-year deal for $66.5 million, including $30M fully guaranteed, source tells ESPN. He is going to become NFL’s highest paid guard – $13.3 million average.

    • catfish44

      i miss josh sitton already.

  • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

    Glass half full, Robinson was pursued by the Packers and the Niners. So Robinson decided he’d rather catch passes from Trubisky than Rodgers or Garoppolo. The tide is turning.

    Glass half empty, he and Meredith are both less than a year removed from an ACL tear. That’s a very precarious position to be in.

  • KentuckyBearsFan

    As far as Kyle Long, thank god that most of the Bears medical staff was fired.

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