Free agency still has to play out for the Bears and their own defensive tackles like Jeremiah Ratliff, Henry Melton and Nate Collins.
Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will not be directing the Bears’ 2014 draft, but the single biggest key to the Bears season lies in general manager Phil Emery and his staff finding the skill sets
The Bears defense had a rough go of things last season, battling injuries and allowing big days for opposing players.
But could that side of the ball lose even more?
After using their franchise tag for each of the past two offseasons – on running back Matt Forte in 2012, defensive tackle Henry Melton in 2013 – and signing quarterback Jay Cutler to a long-term