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Bears Should Say No Thanks to Finnegan

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    Cortland Finnegan #31 of the Tennessee Titans against the Jacksonville Jaguars during their season opener at EverBank Field on September 11, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida.

    Two of the hottest free agents on the market this season are considering teaming up and asking teams to sign them as a package, and Chicago could use both of them.

    Yahoo! Sports' reports cornerback Cortland Finnegan is recruiting wide receiver Vincent Jackson to team up as they evaluate teams.

    As a cornerback, Finnegan is a better complement to Charles Tillman than anyone else on the market. However, his production has fallen off in recent years. After making the Pro Bowl in 2008, he hasn't returned to that form.  In the past two seasons, he has just three interceptions and one forced fumble. He is also known as a dirty player, which doesn't fit in with the Bears way.

    At 28, he does still have good years in front of him.

    Tampa Bay is expected to be Finnegan's main suitor. They also could use Jackson's receiving talents, and have the money to do it. The other team with enough cash to pull in both men? Chicago.

    The question is whether these two are worth it. Jackson is worth the cash. He is the tall, fast no. 1 receiver the Bears desperately need. In fact, Chicago needs to bolster their roster on both sides of the ball, but they are better off using their cash on a pass rusher to help out Julius Peppers than a cornerback who hasn't shown his worth since 2009.