Bears that Deserve New Contracts
As we saw with the Redskins and Donovan McNabb this is where teams start to negotiate and resign their up coming free agents.
Is there anyone on the Bears that deserves a long term contract extension?
TE Greg Olsen, he is not elite, but he is a very good in house talent that can catch the ball and stretch the seam. I would get a deal in place because some team is going to make a run at him and we would not want to be in the stituation where we need to franchise tag him.
S Daniel Manning, he is establishing himself as a solid safety and a playmaker in the secondary and most importantly he is not busting as much. Add in his special teams value and I think someone will make a serious run at him.
LB Pisa Tinaisamoa, he is the perfect compliment to Urlacher and Briggs and he plays a physical fast football that has helped against the run. At 30 years old we might get him on a 4 year contract.
CB Corey Graham, I am not convinced that he could not play on the regular defense and he is a special teams ace who should be resigned for a couple more years at least.
LS Patrick Mannely, consistenty and cheap just what you want in a long snapper.