Monday is Bears tight end Martellus Bennett’s birthday, but the initial focus was on what his brother Michael was going to be doing in free agency as of Tuesday afternoon, when the Seattle defensi
NFL teams aren't officially allowed to sign free agents to contracts until 3 p.m.
If free agency unfolds right for the Bears, they secure their first offseason priority — a pass rusher — in the person of Michael Bennett from the Seattle Seahawks.
The market for pass rushers is always among the most important in any offseason, from the first offseason of free agency (1993, when Reggie White went to Green Bay) to this season’s.
Bears GM Phil Emery and coach Marc Trestman had positive things to say last week about the rehab status of defensive tackle Henry Melton’s torn ACL.