Chicago Bears Team Needs and Offseason Headquarters Page


Sep 15, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen (69) sacks Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) and forces a fumble during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears are oh. so. close.

I think the Bears have almost everything you need in order to be a championship caliber football team, and despite limited cap space, they managed to re-sign some key players like Charles Tillman and D.J. Williams, and also brought in two new defensive line ‘toys’ in LaMarr Houston and Jared Allen.

With the Bears making moves, this team is primed for a run–seriously–at the NFC North. If Jay Cutler can stay healthy–and at this point that’s a big if–they can be one of the best teams in the NFC. I think with a good draft and another defensive tackle or two, the Bears will be right in the thick of things this season.

Player Movement

Players Lost

  • CB Zack Bowman (Giants)
  • DE Corey Wootton (Vikings)
  • RS Devin Hester (Falcons)
  • DT Henry Melton (Cowboys)
  • WR Earl Bennett (released)
  • DE Julius Peppers (Packers)
  • QB Josh McCown (Buccaneers)
  • RB Michael Bush (released)
  • P Adam Podlesh (released)

Players Added

  • DE Jared Allen (Vikings)
  • CB Sherrick McManis (re-signed)
  • S Danny McCray (Cowboys)
  • S M.D. Jennings (Packers)
  • S Criag Steltz (re-signed)
  • DE Israel Idonije (Lions)
  • CB Charles Tillman (re-signed)
  • TE Dante Rosario (re-signed)
  • DE Willie Young (Lions)
  • WR Domenik Hixon (Panthers)
  • LB D.J. Williams (re-signed)
  • S Ryan Mundy (Giants)
  • LB Jordan Senn (Panthers)
  • DT Nate Collins (re-signed)
  • QB Jordan Palmer (re-signed)
  • DL Jay Ratliff (re-signed)
  • CB Kelvin Hayden (re-signed)
  • C Roberto Garza (re-signed)

Bears Team Needs

1. Defensive Tackle

The Bears need to beef up an interior that was embarrassed consistently last season.

2. Cornerback

Charles Tillman isn’t getting any younger and the Bears don’t have any great long-term solutions at this position.

3. Center

Roberto Garza is aging, and the Bears need a contingency plan for when he decides to hang ’em up.

4. Running Back

5. Linebacker

6. Punter

7. Right Tackle