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NFL Free Agency Tracker: Possible Bears Defensive Targets



    NFL Free Agency Tracker: Possible Bears Defensive Targets
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    ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 01: Trumaine Johnson #22 of the Los Angeles Rams breaks up a pass intended for Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium on October 1, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    The Chicago Bears have made some serious changes on their defense this offseason, and they’ll be hoping to acquire new pieces as free agency opens. 

    Bears G.M. Ryan Pace will have some money to spend and a lot of holes to fill, and here are some of the players he could take a chance on in free agency.

    Nigel Bradham – Linebacker   Signed 

    Bradham has reportedly agreed to a five-year deal to return to the Eagles, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. 

    Morgan Burnett – Safety

    The Bears have snagged players from the Packers in the recent past, with Josh Sitton serving as a prime example, and Burnett could give the team a veteran presence in a safety group dominated by youngsters like Adrian Amos and Eddie Jackson.

    Burnett appeared in 12 games for the Packers last season, registering 68 tackles, three defended passes, and a forced fumble.

    Malcolm Butler – Cornerback  Signed

    According to multiple reports, Butler has agreed to a five-year contract with the Tennessee Titans. 

    Aaron Colvin – Cornerback Signed 

    According to Schefter, Colvin has agreed to a four-year pact with the Houston Texans. 

    E.J. Gaines – Cornerback

    The Houston Texans are interested in Gaines, who appeared in 11 games for the Buffalo Bills last season. He intercepted one pass and defended nine more, but more intriguingly, he forced three fumbles, a career high.

    Trumaine Johnson – Cornerback Signed

    The New York Jets have been busy, and they've reportedly signed Johnson, according to multiple reports. 

    Patrick Robinson – Cornerback

    Robinson had a staggering 18 defended passes last season, and intercepted four passes in 16 games. He also registered just the second sack of his career, and he could be a great shutdown corner for a team in desperate need of help on the edges of its secondary.

    Muhammad Wilkerson – Defensive End Signed

    ESPN's Rob Demovsky is one of multiple reporters saying that Wilkerson will sign with the Green Bay Packers. 

    Avery Williamson – Inside Linebacker Signed 

    The Jets are even richer at the inside linebacker position, agreeing to a contract with Williamson according to multiple reports. 

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