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Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:20 pm

Same. Jefferson is exactly what the Bears need and I think he's a logical fit for where he's at in his career.
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Re: FA Activity/Rumor Thread

Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:48 am

mmmc_35 wrote:
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Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:12 am


Yep
Who exactly? What dimond has he found?
The resources used to acquire players that only provided role-player stats (at best), makes it fair game to question Pace.
Hitting on several key players that produced far beyond the resources used to acquire them has kept Pace from getting fired.
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Re: FA Activity/Rumor Thread

Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:07 pm

Sounds like Bryan Winters is getting released by the Jets. He should be our next RG. Also Tajae Sharpe is the chouce at WR. Dude is itching to break out. Had the same stats as Gabriel and he's bigger with better hands (72% catch rate last year)
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Re: FA Activity/Rumor Thread

Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:10 pm

Haha

Ok, let’s move on.

Has Gabriel signed anywhere?
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Re: FA Activity/Rumor Thread

Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:59 pm

We are dead last at 1.9 mil in cap space according to Spotrac.

Where's the money to bring in a WR? I would love Perriman or Robby Anderson (character concerns, I know) but we can't swing it.
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Re: FA Activity/Rumor Thread

Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:23 pm

Over the cap has us a little higher Team Cap Space: $2,344,091
https://overthecap.com/salary-cap/chicago-bears/

I'm sure we'll have to do more cap-dancing, restructuring deals, etc. My guess is an extension with A-Rob is already in the works and will give us some cap space
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Re: FA Activity/Rumor Thread

Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:02 pm

Apparently the Cornelius Lucas contract was smaller than initially reported, so he's not going to net a comp pick. Per Biggs...
In other Chicago free agency news, the contract that former Bear offensive tackle Cornelius Lucas received wasn’t as large as originally reported, so his deal no longer qualifies him as a potential compensatory free agent. Over the Cap’s Brad Spielberger still believes that the Bears are in line for 4 comp picks however, three sixths and a seventh
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Re: FA Activity/Rumor Thread

Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:39 am

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Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:02 pm
Apparently the Cornelius Lucas contract was smaller than initially reported, so he's not going to net a comp pick. Per Biggs...
In other Chicago free agency news, the contract that former Bear offensive tackle Cornelius Lucas received wasn’t as large as originally reported, so his deal no longer qualifies him as a potential compensatory free agent. Over the Cap’s Brad Spielberger still believes that the Bears are in line for 4 comp picks however, three sixths and a seventh
Hmm OTCs cancellation chart now shows 3 picks with Burns offsetting KPL, but they don't have Burns details yet.

It's still pretty early.. Lots of things to still shake out (potentially all the way up to midseason as we saw this year with the Davis cut). Pretty good bet they'll pick up at least a couple though.

Edit--they probably just have Burns there conservatively actually. I'll bet he's below the threshold too. Seems like they dropped KPLs comp from a 6th where it was the other day, to a 7th. So maybe he'll be 6/7 borderline, and I imagine Lucas will be borderline as well (7/NA)
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Re: FA Activity/Rumor Thread

Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:43 am

The Cooler King wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:39 am
BR0D1E86 wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:02 pm
Apparently the Cornelius Lucas contract was smaller than initially reported, so he's not going to net a comp pick. Per Biggs...

Hmm OTCs cancellation chart now shows 3 picks with Burns offsetting KPL, but they don't have Burns details yet.

It's still pretty early.. Lots of things to still shake out (potentially all the way up to midseason as we saw this year with the Davis cut). Pretty good bet they'll pick up at least a couple though.

Edit--they probably just have Burns there conservatively actually. I'll bet he's below the threshold too. Seems like they dropped KPLs comp from a 6th where it was the other day, to a 7th. So maybe he'll be 6/7 borderline, and I imagine Lucas will be borderline as well (7/NA)

Great post - sorry I brought the Colts into it (or couldn't let a dumb Funches defense go)

I too am very curious on the Burns contract. If I read my OTC correctly if it's under $2.5 million (which I think it probably is ) then it will NOT effect the Comp Pick
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Re: FA Activity/Rumor Thread

Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:01 am

~~~~~~Update~~~~~~

Code: Select all

QB		Foles			Trubisky		Bray 
RB		Montgomery		Cohen		Nall	
WR-X	Robinson		Wims		
WR-Z	Miller			Ridley		Davis	
WR-Slot	Patterson		Ives			Wesley	
FB/TE	Holtz			Braunecker		
TE-U	Burton			Horsted		Raymond	Clark
TE-Y	Graham			Harris		Saubert		Shaheen
LT		Leno			
LG		Daniels			Levin		Boyd		
C		Whitehair		Mustipher		
RG		Ifedi			Coward		Bars
RT		Massie			
				
OLB		Mack			Irving		Vaughters		
DE		Hicks			RRH		
NT		Goldman			
DE		Nichols			Urban		Anderson		
OLB		Quinn			Mingo
ILB		Trevathan		Woods		Bond	
ILB		Smith			Iyiegbuniwe		
CB		Fuller			Burns		Denmark	
CB		Toliver			Roberson	Crawford	
Nickel	Skrine			Shelley		Joseph	
FS		Jackson			Houston-Carson
SS		Bush			Lucas		Brice
				
LS		Scales
K		Piniero			
P		O'Donnell			

FA		McManis, Lynch, Sowell, Larsen, Clemmings								
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Re: FA Activity/Rumor Thread

Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:06 pm


Good news on comp pick front. With a full guarantee, sounds like he will get a legit chance to compete for CB2 spot.
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Re: FA Activity/Rumor Thread

Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:19 pm

Good on the total and comp, interesting on the guarantee.

That's 2-3 low on the depth chart guys Pace has guaranteed a roster spot in order to land them.

Tre Roberson's chances just plummeted. He'd have to beat Shelly (and everyone else) for that last spot - which is probably earmarked for a backup nickel.
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Re: FA Activity/Rumor Thread

Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:41 pm

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Good on the total and comp, interesting on the guarantee.

That's 2-3 low on the depth chart guys Pace has guaranteed a roster spot in order to land them.

Tre Roberson's chances just plummeted. He'd have to beat Shelly (and everyone else) for that last spot - which is probably earmarked for a backup nickel.
Roberson is definitely on the bubble, but I think he has decent odds. They probably keep 10 DBs, but could keep as many as 11. 6 CB and 4 S is likely (Fuller, Skrine, Toliver, Burns, Shelley, Roberson as your 6 CB). Denmark and Joseph - and maybe a draft pick - will push Roberson and Shelley for the 5th and 6th spot
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Re: FA Activity/Rumor Thread

Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:14 pm

Sounds like the Bears are sniffing around OG Kelechi Osemele. Saw Patterson is recruiting him on Twitter also....

Thoughts on this guy?
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Re: FA Activity/Rumor Thread

Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:26 pm

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Sounds like the Bears are sniffing around OG Kelechi Osemele. Saw Patterson is recruiting him on Twitter also....

Thoughts on this guy?
His name reminds me of Frank Omilaye so I don't like him.
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Re: FA Activity/Rumor Thread

Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:26 pm

He was great with the Ravens. He's been less than great since leaving the Ravens. He's 30, and has had a few down years, partially due to health issues. If and when he's healthy, he was dominant earlier in his career. If he came here on a low-money deal, it could be an interesting possibility. If he's healthy, he's a damn good player.
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Re: FA Activity/Rumor Thread

Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:14 am

This doesn't deserve its own thread, but there is a slight chance that Leonard Floyd could get hung out to dry. His contract isn't official until he gets a physical, and with the Brockers deal getting nixed and him returning to the team, it creates a cap space pinch for the Rams. They could opt to nix Floyd's deal which would put him in a tight spot with most teams already spending their FA cap money. Speculation of where he could be interested in going includes back to the Bears as our #3 OLB.

This was in a speculative article, with the possibilities being slim. But it is something to watch out for and not be completely shocked if you suddenly see Floyd back in Navy and orange.
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Re: FA Activity/Rumor Thread

Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:00 am

Any word on any more restructures or anything to help the cap?
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Any word on any more restructures or anything to help the cap?
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Re: FA Activity/Rumor Thread

Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:45 am

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