Scout Premium Content

Bears free agency preview: defense

Bear Report breaks down Chicago's defensive roster needs by position and evaluates which players the team should re-sign and which needs would be better filled through free agency.

Click here to view Part I: Offense DEFENSE Defensive end (Priority: Very High) Israel Idonije is a free agent. He's decent against the run but his 5.0 sacks last season, with Julius Peppers receiving all the attention on the other side, is sub-par. The Bears will want to see if they can upgrade the position before offering the 31-year-old a new contract. Chicago is going to look hard at...

BearReport.com Recommended Stories


  • Peyton Manning emerged alone atop yet another category in the NFL record book tonight vs the Niners, as he tossed touchdown #509 under the national spotlight of Sunday Night Football (NBC). (Photo…

  • Former USC and NFL running back LenDale White added tons of drama to what was a relatively quiet Homecoming weekend for the Trojans.

  • Here’s a way to watch football and improve your golf swing at the same time. In your living room (or on the range), practice the one-minute golf swing, as shown in this video. Set the timer on your…

  • Dr. Roto, like many others, can't believe Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (pictured above) passed for over 300 yards and rushed for over 100 yards in the same game. First time that's ever happened…

  • As soon as those winds fall off, get into the stand! I always tell people you can't kill them if you aren't out, but if you want to try and pick an opportune time – this is it.