Now that the Bears have made their big free agent signings, the focus will be on filling out a roster with limited cap space.
As it looks today, they will be in the market for at least two starting guards. Most likely, one will have to come through the draft. If they can't sign one in free agency, the Bears could line up with Gabe Carimi at right guard when camp opens with Jonathon Scott (if they're able to bring him back) and J'Marcus Webb battling it out at right tackle, a plan the team revealed yesterday.
Regardless, the line with continue to get an overhaul. Signing Lance Louis back would be huge, but appears unlikely at this moment.
Linebacker is next on the list. I'm starting to feel like Brian Urlacher will be back. But for now, the Bears are in desperate need of playmakers at the position. They've already lost Geno Hayes and Nick Roach is visiting teams and could be off the market soon. It's possible they can find a veteran to fill one spot, but if they need two, the draft will be the place to do it.
A veteran corner or two or three will be coming at some point. The nickel position has become as important as ever with so many teams spreading the field.
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The good news for the Bears is that several quality veterans have been released as cap casualties and with so many teams cautious about handing out big money deals, there will be plenty of guys that will have to settle for the best deal out there. Many times when the money is close, they choose the best team, something that could benefit the Bears.