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Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:20 am

Chicago Bears 2019 salary cap update 3/14/19:

Have right around $170M spent on Top 51 not including Mike Davis and Ted Larsen contracts. Would guess those two deals count around ~$4M in 2019, but will knock two $495k contracts off Top 51

Bears with roughly $19M in space left
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Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:18 pm

Kush moves on to the Browns.
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Re: 2019 Free Agency open discussion

Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:36 pm

Not a whole lot of cap space left to make significant moves. They still have to sign rookies. Anyone know a general number of what that will cost?

I think at this point Pace might want to sit back and wait for some guys that get cut later in the offseason. They lost a few nice depth guys that they need to replace and find a kicker and LS. They will definitely take a RB in the draft and kicker / LS can usually be got as UDFAs.

My guess is they move Howard take that move up get the RB they want and grab some youth at CB, OL and DE in the draft.
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Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:01 pm

Pace has added:
  • Strong Safety: HaHa Clinton-Dix, 1 yr, $3.5M - veteran starter
  • Nickel Corner: Buster Skrine, 3yr, $16.5M - veteran starter
  • Running Back: Mike Davis, 2yr, $6M - depth to replace Cunningham/Mizzell
  • Guard/Center: Ted Larsen, 1yr, $930K - veteran depth
  • Wide Receiver/Kick Returner: Cordarrelle Patterson, 2yr, $6M - depth
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He ate crow on the bad kicker investment, eating money to dump the cancer that was Parkey. He's put in protections on a few valuable roster guys, and has opened up cap space with some shrewd contractual re-negotiations.

Credit to him for a solid offseason so far. I think there's more to go, but with a sturdy draft class and some of the 2017/18 young'ns coming into their own, this could be a glorious time.
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Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:09 pm

The more I look at Mike Davis...the more I think he's the Bears 1a back going into next season. I was hasty in saying he was likely the 3rd back. I think they have more planned for him than I initially expected.
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Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:46 pm

wab wrote:The more I look at Mike Davis...the more I think he's the Bears 1a back going into next season. I was hasty in saying he was likely the 3rd back. I think they have more planned for him than I initially expected.
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UOK wrote:Pace has added:
  • Strong Safety: HaHa Clinton-Dix, 1 yr, $3.5M - veteran starter
  • Nickel Corner: Buster Skrine, 3yr, $16.5M - veteran starter
  • Running Back: Mike Davis, 2yr, $6M - depth to replace Cunningham/Mizzell
  • Guard/Center: Ted Larsen, 1yr, $930K - veteran depth
  • Wide Receiver/Kick Returner: Cordarrelle Patterson, 2yr, $6M - depth
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He ate crow on the bad kicker investment, eating money to dump the cancer that was Parkey. He's put in protections on a few valuable roster guys, and has opened up cap space with some shrewd contractual re-negotiations.

Credit to him for a solid offseason so far. I think there's more to go, but with a sturdy draft class and some of the 2017/18 young'ns coming into their own, this could be a glorious time.
I'm allowing myself to be happy again, this is a glorious fucking time and I can't God damned WAIT for football season to start up again!!!
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Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:43 pm

wab wrote:The more I look at Mike Davis...the more I think he's the Bears 1a back going into next season. I was hasty in saying he was likely the 3rd back. I think they have more planned for him than I initially expected.
Man I wish you would post those vids cause not that I don't like him I think he has the potential but I'm like you earlier and see him as a 3rd back. I'm in the boat that they will move up in second to get Sanders (God I hope so he just has that it factor) and Davis will be a short yardage type guy or see which RB coming off an injury drops and throw them in the 3rd spot for as long as Davis can hold them off and they're completely healthy. The money they threw at Davis is on the low end starter level but when Pace has said in the past he's going to fix a position he usually goes all out. I just have not seen video on Davis that screams starter at this point I firmly believe that's his biggest concern next to kicker...

I've been wrong in the past though lol...
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Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:45 pm

G08 wrote:
UOK wrote:Pace has added:
  • Strong Safety: HaHa Clinton-Dix, 1 yr, $3.5M - veteran starter
  • Nickel Corner: Buster Skrine, 3yr, $16.5M - veteran starter
  • Running Back: Mike Davis, 2yr, $6M - depth to replace Cunningham/Mizzell
  • Guard/Center: Ted Larsen, 1yr, $930K - veteran depth
  • Wide Receiver/Kick Returner: Cordarrelle Patterson, 2yr, $6M - depth
----

He ate crow on the bad kicker investment, eating money to dump the cancer that was Parkey. He's put in protections on a few valuable roster guys, and has opened up cap space with some shrewd contractual re-negotiations.

Credit to him for a solid offseason so far. I think there's more to go, but with a sturdy draft class and some of the 2017/18 young'ns coming into their own, this could be a glorious time.
I'm allowing myself to be happy again, this is a glorious fucking time and I can't God damned WAIT for football season to start up again!!!
Amen brother... When we're talking about a kicker, LS and RB being the only real concerns on the BEARS roster it is indeed good times LAMO.
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wab wrote:The more I look at Mike Davis...the more I think he's the Bears 1a back going into next season. I was hasty in saying he was likely the 3rd back. I think they have more planned for him than I initially expected.
Man I wish you would post those vids cause not that I don't like him I think he has the potential but I'm like you earlier and see him as a 3rd back. I'm in the boat that they will move up in second to get Sanders (God I hope so he just has that it factor) and Davis will be a short yardage type guy or see which RB coming off an injury drops and throw them in the 3rd spot for as long as Davis can hold them off and they're completely healthy. The money they threw at Davis is on the low end starter level but when Pace has said in the past he's going to fix a position he usually goes all out. I just have not seen video on Davis that screams starter at this point I firmly believe that's his biggest concern next to kicker...

I've been wrong in the past though lol...
https://youtu.be/3bu7eSermkU?t=65" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

That's probably the best summary of his style as a runner... has some quickness, sharp jump cut to make a defender miss, decent burst and power behind his pads when he lowers his head.
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Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:23 pm

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wab wrote:The more I look at Mike Davis...the more I think he's the Bears 1a back going into next season. I was hasty in saying he was likely the 3rd back. I think they have more planned for him than I initially expected.
Man I wish you would post those vids cause not that I don't like him I think he has the potential but I'm like you earlier and see him as a 3rd back. I'm in the boat that they will move up in second to get Sanders (God I hope so he just has that it factor) and Davis will be a short yardage type guy or see which RB coming off an injury drops and throw them in the 3rd spot for as long as Davis can hold them off and they're completely healthy. The money they threw at Davis is on the low end starter level but when Pace has said in the past he's going to fix a position he usually goes all out. I just have not seen video on Davis that screams starter at this point I firmly believe that's his biggest concern next to kicker...

I've been wrong in the past though lol...
https://youtu.be/3bu7eSermkU?t=65" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

That's probably the best summary of his style as a runner... has some quickness, sharp jump cut to make a defender miss, decent burst and power behind his pads when he lowers his head.
Was a good vid. Seen some of those plays in other vids but there were some that were new and yeah he definitely has potential. You can't say he doesn't like contact because he definitely will lower a shoulder and I like that. He's a little quicker than Howard and has more lateral movement. I still want Sanders badly but we could do a lot worse than Davis.
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Re: 2019 Free Agency open discussion

Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:52 pm

SUH is still a free agent I hear....
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Some names to keep an eye on, as we still need depth at edge....

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Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:57 am

Since we’re nothing if not thorough. I’m assuming a minimum deal.

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You guys read THIS?

Honestly, I don't think I've seen this in my lifetime other than maybe a year or two under Lovie. It's amazing what a great coaching staff can do to a franchise. All the years wasted with mediocre guys where all us fans always knew what it would take but it never registered with the team until now.

All the years of being the guy at the bar that everyone consoles starting week 6... "There's always next year" LOL. Man it's great we have a coaching staff and head coach that makes players want to play here. We can become the next Patriots with that type of magnetism they've had for what a decade now. Add in the fun factor of Nagy and the new training facility this team will be a destination for players for a while!

It's a good time to be a Bear fan!
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Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:33 pm

Looks like Bryce Callahan is visiting the Broncos today. Really curious if Callahan's medicals scared off Pace much like Cam Meredith did last year.
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The Bears are currently getting a 4th round comp pick next year (subject to change)

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I'm looking at our cap situation in 2020 and 2021 and thinking that the Bears need to extend guys this year and/or look at 1 year rentals only. As it is the bears are gonna need some restructuring or notable cuts to even participate in 2020 free agency
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Daniel Brown is signing a one-year deal with the Jets, a source said. The now-former Bears tight end is off to New York.
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Witzman to the Browns. I believe if he signs above 4.5 aav the Bears get a 7th round comp pick. Or regardless I know he goes into the comp pick formula. I have no idea how it’s all figured out.
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I mean, I guess. I’d rather he mostly stayed at his position though and we used some of our league average remaining cap space to bring in a guy that can play the position.

https://twitter.com/BradBiggs/status/11 ... 38624?s=20
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BR0D1E86 wrote:I mean, I guess. I’d rather he mostly stayed at his position though and we used some of our league average remaining cap space to bring in a guy that can play the position.

https://twitter.com/BradBiggs/status/11 ... 38624?s=20
He was drafted as an OLB tho...
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wab wrote:
BR0D1E86 wrote:I mean, I guess. I’d rather he mostly stayed at his position though and we used some of our league average remaining cap space to bring in a guy that can play the position.

https://twitter.com/BradBiggs/status/11 ... 38624?s=20
He was drafted as an OLB tho...
Yeah but he bulked up quite a bit IIRC.
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G08 wrote:
wab wrote:
BR0D1E86 wrote:I mean, I guess. I’d rather he mostly stayed at his position though and we used some of our league average remaining cap space to bring in a guy that can play the position.

https://twitter.com/BradBiggs/status/11 ... 38624?s=20
He was drafted as an OLB tho...
Yeah but he bulked up quite a bit IIRC.
Yeah like 40 lbs of muscle. He is a big bodied dude. Her could be used like pernell McPhee in Baltimore.
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:51 pm

I still think it would be wise to try & lock RoyRob into a long term contract before this guy fully blooms.
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Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:48 am

This could be an interesting twist to the kicker saga:

Report: 49ers showing interest in Stephen Gostkowski

Obviously if they signed Gostowski, they would rescind the tag on Gould and he would become a free agent, and hopefully then a Chicago Bear.
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BearButtseks wrote:This could be an interesting twist to the kicker saga:

Report: 49ers showing interest in Stephen Gostkowski

Obviously if they signed Gostowski, they would rescind the tag on Gould and he would become a free agent, and hopefully then a Chicago Bear.
I think they would have to go after him immediately if they rescind the tag. For a championship caliber team we all saw what kicking woes ended in. Gould at his worst is still better than what we have had since then.

But that depends on what Gould wants too. He may want a longer and more expensive deal than possible.

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