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Coaching

DC Chuck Pagano

https://www.chicagobears.com/team/coaches/chuck-pagano

ILB Mark Deleone

https://www.chicagobears.com/team/coaches/mark-deleone

OLB Ted Monachino

https://www.chicagobears.com/team/coaches/ted-monachino

DB Deshea Townsend

https://www.chicagobears.com/team/coaches/deshea-townsend

Releases

TE Dion Sims [6 million]

K Cody Parkey

OLB Sam Acho [2.1 million]

Free Agent Loses

WR Josh Bellamy [NYJ] 2 years 7 million/2.75 guaranteed

S Adrian Amos [GB] 4 years 38 million

OG Eric Kush [Clev]

OG Bryan Witzmann [Clev]

TE Daniel Brown [NYJ]

Restructured or Extended

OG Kyle Long [2.9]

NT Eddie Goldman[2.25]

OLB Khalil Mack [11]

Re-signings

OT Bobbie Massie 5 years 40 million/15.8 guaranteed

Year 1: 3.8
Year 2: 8.3

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OLB Aaron Lynch 1 year 

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TE Ben Braunecker 2 years 2.75/500k guaranteed

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S Deandre Houston-Carson 1 year 

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DE Nick Williams 1 year 850k

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LS Patrick Scales 1 year 820k

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OT Rashaad Coward 1 year 650k

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Trades

RB Jordan Howard traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for a conditional 6th round pick in 2020.


Free Agents

CB Buster Skrine [NYJ] 3 years 16.5 million/8.5 guaranteed

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RB Mike Davis [Seattle] 2 years 6 million/3 guaranteed

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WR/KR Cordarrelle Patterson [New England] 2 years 10 million

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OG Ted Larsen [Miami] 1 year 1 million

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S Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix [Washington] 1 year 3.5 million

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WR Marvin Hall [Atlanta]

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Draft

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UDFA

 

 

Depth Chart

QB: Trubisky, Daniel
RB: Davis, Cohen, Mizzell
WR: Robinson, Gabriel, Miller, Patterson, Wims, Hall
TE: Burton, Shaheen, Braunecker
LT: Leno, Sowell
LG: Daniels
C: Whitehair
RG: Long, Larsen
RT: Massie, Coward

RE: RRH, Bullard
NT: Goldman, Nichols
LE: Hicks, Williams
OLB: Floyd, Irving
ILB: Smith, Iggy
ILB: Trevathan, Kwiatowski
OLB: Mack, Lynch, Fitts
CB: Fuller, Prince, Skrine, McManis, Tolliver, Joseph
FS: Jackson, DHC
SS: Clinton-Dix, Bush

K:
P: O'Donnell
LS: Scales

Edited by WindyCity

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4 minutes ago, beardown3231 said:

Kyle Long has agreed to a restructed deal per Biggs

Hmmm .. cushion space or making room for a signing?

 

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Keep in mind a lot of signings will be simply camp bodies and Bears have to get down to 53 and practice squad.

 

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Keep in mind that most restructures likely won’t take place until at which time we actually need the funds, even if they are already agreed to in principle with the players affected. 

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Yep, salary reduced by $2.9 mil to $4 mil.  Cap cost now $5.6 mil with $2.5 mil in ULTBE bonuses and incentives to be earned but if earned would be charged against 2020 cap.  No new money but team option for 2020 and 2021 has been terminated when he can become a FA.

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24 minutes ago, soulman said:

Yep, salary reduced by $2.9 mil to $4 mil.  Cap cost now $5.6 mil with $2.5 mil in ULTBE bonuses and incentives to be earned but if earned would be charged against 2020 cap.  No new money but team option for 2020 and 2021 has been terminated when he can become a FA.

So basically created the rookie pool with this restructure...smart move all round.

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This was way more team friendly than I was expecting with Long.

He can earn the money back in bonuses and the Bears do not really care about a shortened deal he was not going to be here in 2021 anyway.

Very team friendly.

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4 minutes ago, Madmike90 said:

So basically created the rookie pool with this restructure...smart move all round.

Essentially it has which frees up a little more cap space to use now since the rookie contracts won't be signed 'til May and even then quite possibly only our 3rd round pick would count against the top 51 cap hits which means about $900k.

Pace is creating a little more breathing space and he could create more if he needs it.  What I'm wondering is something imminent which would be either Callahan or Amos or is he just taking care of business cap wise one step at a time.?

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21 minutes ago, WindyCity said:

This was way more team friendly than I was expecting with Long.

He can earn the money back in bonuses and the Bears do not really care about a shortened deal he was not going to be here in 2021 anyway.

Very team friendly.

Can end all speculation of Long leaving in 2019.

C'mon stay healthy.

 

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20 minutes ago, WindyCity said:

This was way more team friendly than I was expecting with Long.

He can earn the money back in bonuses and the Bears do not really care about a shortened deal he was not going to be here in 2021 anyway.

Very team friendly.

Yeah, you kinda got your wish.  No new money and no extension.  In fact it now a year shorter deal.

Who know what 2021 will bring?  What we do know is we won't have an $8.9 mil cap hit listed next to Kyle's name.

The big window is 2019-2020 anyway so provided he's playing well we'll have the OL intact through that cycle.

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12 minutes ago, soulman said:

Yeah, you kinda got your wish.  No new money and no extension.  In fact it now a year shorter deal.

Who know what 2021 will bring?  What we do know is we won't have an $8.9 mil cap hit listed next to Kyle's name.

The big window is 2019-2020 anyway so provided he's playing well we'll have the OL intact through that cycle.

Kyle not only has to stay healthy he has to play better than he has of late.

He was very up and down last year and didn't play well in his last game.  In his defense it is hard to be at top of your game at highest level of anything while injured and without offseason training and prep.

Still it is what it is whatever the reason, he hasn't been that good or available for much of time lately.

I don't believe he is having any offseason surgeries this year so maybe he can finally recover a bit, get a full offseason regime in and play closer to a top NFL guard.

 

 

 

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Just now, dll2000 said:

Kyle not only has to stay healthy he has to play better than he has of late.

He was very up and down last year and didn't play well in his last game.  In his defense it is hard to be at top of your game at highest level of anything while injured and without offseason training and prep.

Still it is what it is whatever the reason, he hasn't been that good or available for much of time lately.

I don't believe he is having any offseason surgeries this year so maybe he can finally recover a bit, get a full offseason regime in and play closer to a top NFL guard.

 

 

 

I believe that's the reason for his agreed upon salary reduction and it's replacement with $2.5 mil of ULTBE bonuses which is something I'd posted about before.  I actually thought that would be the best way to see that he does get paid if healthy and productive and shift some cap to 2020 if it's earned.

The other benefit to us is he also agreed to a team option for 2020 in exchange for having his final year terminated so he's really on a one year deal now and truly betting on himself.   Personally I think it's a bet he wins and that 2019 could be one of his best years.  We know he'd love to win a SB ring as a Bear.

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