Bear Bites: What Free Agent Signings Give Bears

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Good morning and welcome to Bear Bites, your morning rundown of Chicago Bears news. Read on for plenty on the Bears free agent signings, including how it affects their draft strategy, the pressure it puts on Jay Cutler and J'Marcus Webb's response to being moved down the line.

  • With this week's free agent signings, the Bears picked up flexibility in the draft. Instead of having to address every need, they can consider trading their pick. (ESPN Chicago)
  • Jermon Bushrod wasn't the only offensive lineman the Bears looked at, but he stood out for his "measurable value." Namely, the value of Bushrod's Super Bowl ring. (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • The Bears have made the changes Jay Cutler needed to succeed. The pressure is now on him to win and win now. (Chicago Tribune)
  • A new Bears tight end was signed because of his prowess on the football field. However, he is a whole lot of fun off of it, too, which the Bears could use. (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • With Bushrod in at left tackle, expect J'Marcus Webb to move to the right side. Gabe Carimi will compete for a spot at right guard or right tackle. There could be other shake-ups to the line. (ESPN Chicago)
  • Webb is up for the fight. Check out his response to hearing about the competition on the line. (Twitter)
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