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The wire is burning up with 1 year deals all over the place.

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5 hours ago, soulman said:

The wire is burning up with 1 year deals all over the place.

‘Tis the season. Vets looking to secure roster spots before they’re filled by draft picks is a sure sign the draft is near. 

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Since you're updating this as you go, Callahan and White leaving aren't on here

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10 hours ago, AZBearsFan said:

‘Tis the season. Vets looking to secure roster spots before they’re filled by draft picks is a sure sign the draft is near. 

Guys do not want to be on the street after the draft. Those 495k UDFAs look even better then.

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Nichols plays End not NT and he starts.    Not that he can't line up at NT.

 

 

 

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28 minutes ago, DABEARSLCF04 said:

Didn't the Bears bring back Tayler Bray at QB?

Probably, but he is emergency 3rd QB on call.  Camp/Practice squad guy likely. 

 

 

 

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What's the gut feeling on a Cody Whitehair extension? The top 4 are averaging between 10.3-11M AAV on a range of 4-6 year deals. We have currently between 17.2-18M available CAP according to either Spotrac or Overthecap depending on which site you use. I think Cody falls into the top 10 where the AAV is between 8-9.5M. His PFF grade combined for run/pass blocking ranks at #10 for his position. If you ask me I would try a 4/36M with 19M guaranteed with 14M frontloaded in 2019.

You could break it down as follows:

Year 1: 2M salary 12M signing bonus (spread over 4 years) CAP hit - 5M

Year 2: 4M salary Cap hit -7M

Year 3: 3M salary ( 1M guaranteed) Cap hit - 4M Other bonuses TBD

Year 4: 3M salary Cap hit - 3M Other bonuses TBD

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On 4/2/2019 at 12:11 PM, dll2000 said:

Probably, but he is emergency 3rd QB on call.  Camp/Practice squad guy likely. 

 

 

 

Yes, they did. He doesn't have any PS eligibility left though, so he's either our 3rd QB or camp body

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Bears sign former AAF kicker Elliott Fry to 3-year deal

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By: Alyssa Barbieri | 37 minutes ago

The competition for the Chicago Bears’ starting kicker just added another suitor.

The Bears on Friday announced the signing of AAF kicker Elliott Fry to a three-year deal.

 

Dan DeYoung @DanDeYoung80

 

For those wondering, new Bears kicker Elliott Fry can hit a 43 yard field goal, unlike a certain former Bears kicker. #Bears

 
 
 
 
 
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3:44 PM - 12 Apr 2019

Fry played four seasons at South Carolina, from 2013-2016, and most recently for the Orlando Apollos in the AAF, which recently suspended operations freeing up Fry to explore his options.

Fry converted all 14 field goals he attempted with the Apollos, with his long coming from 44 yards out.

During his time at South Carolina, Fry connected on 66-of-88 field goals (75 percent) and 161-of-162 extra points (99.4 percent.) He wound up leaving South Carolina as the program’s all-time leading scorer.

The Bears recently worked out two other AAF kickers this week in Younghoe Koo & Nick Rose. They also brought in veteran Caleb Sturgis for a tryout. But none of them dazzled the Bears enough to warrant a contract.

Bears GM Ryan Pace has made it clear that he’s open to adding more competition to a position that has snake-bitten the Bears since the release of Robbie Gould.

“Right now we’re all just very open-minded,” Pace said last month. “We have two kickers on the roster now and we’re open to continue to add competition to the position. The keyword is competition at that spot and doing creative things to make them feel that pressure and that competition.”

Fry is the third kicker that the Bears have signed this offseason to compete for the starting job, joining Chris Blewitt and Redford Jones on the roster. The Bears might not be done either as they head into the NFL draft with some attractive kickers up for grabs.

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3 hours ago, soulman said:

Bears sign former AAF kicker Elliott Fry to 3-year deal

elliott-fry-south-carolina.jpg?w=1000&h=
 

By: Alyssa Barbieri | 37 minutes ago

The competition for the Chicago Bears’ starting kicker just added another suitor.

The Bears on Friday announced the signing of AAF kicker Elliott Fry to a three-year deal.

 

Dan DeYoung @DanDeYoung80

 

For those wondering, new Bears kicker Elliott Fry can hit a 43 yard field goal, unlike a certain former Bears kicker. #Bears

 
 
 
 
 
:08 / 0:08
3:44 PM - 12 Apr 2019

Fry played four seasons at South Carolina, from 2013-2016, and most recently for the Orlando Apollos in the AAF, which recently suspended operations freeing up Fry to explore his options.

Fry converted all 14 field goals he attempted with the Apollos, with his long coming from 44 yards out.

During his time at South Carolina, Fry connected on 66-of-88 field goals (75 percent) and 161-of-162 extra points (99.4 percent.) He wound up leaving South Carolina as the program’s all-time leading scorer.

The Bears recently worked out two other AAF kickers this week in Younghoe Koo & Nick Rose. They also brought in veteran Caleb Sturgis for a tryout. But none of them dazzled the Bears enough to warrant a contract.

Bears GM Ryan Pace has made it clear that he’s open to adding more competition to a position that has snake-bitten the Bears since the release of Robbie Gould.

“Right now we’re all just very open-minded,” Pace said last month. “We have two kickers on the roster now and we’re open to continue to add competition to the position. The keyword is competition at that spot and doing creative things to make them feel that pressure and that competition.”

Fry is the third kicker that the Bears have signed this offseason to compete for the starting job, joining Chris Blewitt and Redford Jones on the roster. The Bears might not be done either as they head into the NFL draft with some attractive kickers up for grabs.

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