Chicago Bears Free Agents 2014

In the past couple of weeks, the Bears have signed on several high-profile free agents to buff up their team for the upcoming season.

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Jared Allen
nThe Minnesota Vikings defensive end has signed a four-year deal with the Bears in one of the most high-profile free agency signings for the team this year. A star on the Minnesota team the past six years, Allen has 128.5 career sacks, which puts him at No. 12 in NFL history. Allen is replacing the recently released Bears player Julius Peppers, who signed with the Green Bay Packers.
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Lamarr Houston
nOakland Raiders defensive end Lamarr Houston signed with the Bears on a $35 million contract for five years. Houston has 16 sacks in his career so far, six of them from last season.
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Domenik Hixon
nCarolina Panthers receiver Domenik Hixon is now a player for the Bears, for the next year at least. Hixon will have to compete against Eric Weems and Earl Bennett for the No. 1 spot on the team, and it may be a tough battle. Last season, he only caught seven passes in 15 games with the Panthers.
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Israel Idonije
nDefensive lineman Israel Idonije is returning to the Bears after a year-long stint with the Detroit Lions. Idonije was with the Bears for nine seasons before he transferred to the Lions. Last season in Detroit, he played in 15 games and made 11 tackles and a half-sack.
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Danny McCray
nSafety Danny McCray is leaving the Dallas Cowboys after four years to join several new free agent safety recruits with the Bears. In 2012, he finished second in special teams tackles with 71 tackles for the season.
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Jordan Senn
nCarolina Panthers linebacker Jordan Senn signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears. Last year, he made six special teams tackles and one defensive tackle for the Panthers.
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M.D. Jennings
nThe Bears added Green Bay Packers safety M.D. Jennings to the roster for a one-year contract. With 74 tackles last year with the Packers, Jennings could challenge Bears safety Chris Conte for the top spot.
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Ryan Mundy
nNew York Giants safety Ryan Mundy signed with the Bears for two years and is expected to start. Last season, Mundy started nine games for the Bears and appeared in all of them. He had 77 tackles, one sack and one interception.
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Willie Young
nDetroit Lions defensive end Willie Young signed on for three years with the Bears for $9 million. Young recorded 47 tackles and three sacks last year for the Lions.
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