Mark Sanchez gives the Bears the depth they need behind Mike Glennon, but they should still try to find their QB of the future in the draft.
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QB Mark Sanchez will join the Bears, sources say, giving the team a veteran backup for unproven starter Mike Glennon.
There isn't a logical landing spot left for the veteran quarterback. Outside of the draft, he's the best signal-caller on the market.
Mark Sanchez may likely be easier to sign from a contractual standpoint, while Colin Kaepernick also has struggled playing in Chicago's poor weather.
ESPN footage of Bears season-ticket holders in section 250 at Soldier Field during last year's 3-13 campaign will be turned into an eight-part series.
A week after ESPN's Todd McShay had the Bears taking Jamal Adams in his mock draft, colleague Mel Kiper Jr. also has the team selecting the safety.
The Bears signed standout kick returner Benny Cunningham, who finished third in the NFL in kickoff return average (27.2 yards) in 2016.
The Bears made big moves, signing quarterback Mike Glennon and a host of others that have some NFL executives scratching their heads.
Chris Prosinski, viewed as an important reserve and special teams player, appeared in all 16 games for the Bears last season.
Helping Kendall Wright's cause in Chicago is that Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains, who coached the receiver in Tennessee from 2012-13.
The family of Hall of Famer Gale Sayers has decided to share some details on the former running back's battle with dementia.
Will Chicago buck a trend and pick a safety early in the draft? Or could DE Solomon Thomas be the safer choice.
David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer
For what it's worth, Dabo Swinney spent most of Deshaun Watson's workout chatting with Bears coach John Fox.
Mike Glennon is a relatively unknown commodity, and the Bears' 2017 free-agent class ultimately will be judged by his success or failure.
Chicago hasn't drafted a safety in the first round since Mark Carrier in 1990, but Todd McShay thinks that should change.
The Bears moved quickly to overhaul their secondary, and Prince Amukamara is among the new faces hoping to help Chicago increase its takeaways.
After winning just nine games in coach John Fox's first two seasons, the Bears have shifted gears on a number of fronts, paying $49.5 million in guaranteed money to unrestricted free agents, including new quarterback Mike Glennon.
The Bears will stick with kicker Connor Barth, who was solid in 2016 as the replacement for the franchise's all-time scoring leader, Robbie Gould.
Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer
The Bears agreed to terms with kicker Connor Barth, the club announced on Tuesday. Barth, who replaced Robbie Gould at the beginning of last year, connected on 18-of-23 field goal attempts and 31-of-32 extra points.
Based on the contract they gave him, the Bears have a lot of faith in Markus Wheaton, who has 107 career receptions and eight TDs in four seasons.
The Bears haven't signed a player ranked in the top 40 in ESPN's top 150 free-agent rankings, but they've received handsome guarantees for 2017.
While the amount wasn't standard fare for a career backup, it's actually a reasonable arrangement for the Bears.
Chicago has reinforced its receiving corps following Alshon Jeffery's departure, signing free agents Markus Wheaton and Kendall Wright. Of the two, only one looks like a particularly good deal.
Mike Glennon wouldn't have signed on to pilot a barren Chicago offense, and the Bears' new quarterback thinks he'll have a number of weapons in 2017.
Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer
Reserve offensive tackle Tom Compton agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Bears. The Bears signed Bobbie Massie in free agency last year, and he appears set to start again at right tackle in 2017. Compton, who started 10 games over four seasons with Washington and Atlanta, is slated to be a backup.
|2(25)||Cody Whitehair||OG||Kansas State|
|4(15)||Nick Kwiatkoski||ILB||West Virginia|
|4(26)||Deon Bush||S||Miami (FL)|
|4(29)||Deiondre' Hall||CB||Northern Iowa|
|6(10)||Deandre Houston-Carson||S||William & Mary|
|7(9)||Daniel Braverman||WR||Western Michigan|