I noted earlier a couple of days ago (on Monday) that the Bears are in a situation where 10 of their presumed 22 starters for 2013 are on contracts expiring after this season.
It's been quite a busy week for general manager Phil Emery. For the seventh-straight day, Emery has signed a free agent.
Tyrann Mathieu (CB), LSU
5-9 | 186 lbs.
76 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 9 PD, 2 INT, 6 FF, 5 FR, 2 TD
Desmond Trufant (CB), Washington
6-0 | 190 lbs.
36 tackles, INT, FF, 9 PD
GLENDALE, Ariz. The overall play of the defense in a must-win game like this one is a little difficult to critique in absolute terms just because of the quality of the opponent.