The Bears today announced the team has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with cornerback Tim…
Bears free agency preview: defense
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 defensive end, as pass rush from the front four is crucial for the Cover 2 to succeed. Top five options: 1) Mario Williams – He's the biggest free agent prize on the market, outside of Peyton Manning, and some team is going to make him the highest paid defender in the league. He'll command $40 million-$50 million guaranteed. The Bears would eat up a ton of cap space if they signed Williams but if they did, the team could forego the cornerback position until the draft. Williams and Peppers wouldn't allow opposing quarterbacks enough time to eat up the secondary. He's the big fish that could take...
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