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Bears should be active in free agency
Posted Mar. 02 at 09:28 PM
The Bears were one of last season's biggest disappointments; they have needs all over the place. What they don't have, unfortunately, is either a first- or second-round pick. As a result, they should be one of the league's most active teams when free agency begins on Friday.
An article in the Chicago Sun-Times breaks down the team's wishlist, and concludes that "the entire offense is an area of need." According to the story, one NFL source believes strongly that Brandon Marshall will be in a Bears uniform before training camp. How the Bears will manage to outbid other possible suitors without a 2010 draft pick in the first two rounds, of course, is unclear.
According to the story, the Bears could also add a big-name running back to complement Matt Forte, with Chester Taylor, LaDainian Tomlinson, and even former Bear Thomas Jones possibilities.
Two other Bear-related rumors to pass along. One is that they may be shopping Greg Olsen, whose receiving skillset would likely be wasted in Mike Martz's offense. An Olsen trade could land the Bears a high pick that would make acquiring Marshall more realistic. Chicago is also looking to upgrade its defense, and is reportedly a likely suitor for defensive end Julius Peppers.
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