Bears Mock Offseason [Detailed] 1/24/11
Bears Mock Offseason
DT Anthony Adams [4 years 10 million/4 guaranteed]
-He is our best run stuffer and is one of the few big bodies that we have for short yardage and running teams.
S Daniel Manning [5 years 15 million/ 7 guaranteed]
-He is a solid safety on one of the best defences in the league and he is a dynamic kick returner.
QB Caleb Hanie
-We need insurance and he has shown enough.
CB Corey Graham
-Special teams superstars are not that easy to come by and he is a legitimate Pro Bowler.
LB Pisa Tinaisamoa [3 years 8 million/4 guaranteed]
-He fits what the Bears want to do and is speed and hitting ability are a valued addition to the run game.
LB Nick Roach
-Depth and special teams and with an aging LB core we are going to need him in the future.
WR Rashied Davis
-See Corey Graham.
C Olin Kreutz [2 years 4.5 million/ 1guaranteed]
-Physically he might be done, but we need his leadership to groom some young players.
RB Khalil Bell
-Solid and provides depth.
RB Matt Forte [5 years 32 million/ 13 guaranteed]
-Similar to the deal for Jamal Charles he is the only consistent weapon that we have on offense.
WR Vincent Jackson [San Diego] 5 years 45 million/23 guaranteed
The Bears desperately need a dominant #1 WR that can go up and get the ball and not be jammed out of their routes. Jackson’s contract will be worked so that it protects the Bears in case he is suspended.
OG Nate Livings [Cincinnati] 3 years 9 million/ 3 guaranteed
A solid OG that can start without being a liability and brings added size 6’5” 330lbs. to the middle of the OL.
P Adam Podlesh [Jacksonville] 4 years 9 million/ 2 guaranteed
A punter with a leg that still swings hard enough to put the ball more than 38 yards.
1 OG/C Stefen Wisniewski [Penn State] 6’3” 308lbs.
The Bears need a serious upgrade on the interior OL at either OG or C. Wisniewski has played both OG and C and brings a lunch pail type mentality to the OL.
2 CB Brandon Burton [Utah] 6’1” 190lbs.
Burton has the talent to be a starting NFL CB, but is raw technically. What he has is great athletic ability and size.
3 DT Sione Fua [Stanford] 6’2” 306lbs.
Tommie Harris is not going to be back with the Bears and with good reason with the emergence of Toenia and Melton. Fua can be the future NT and provide some size and punch in the middle of the defense.
4. C Zane Taylor [Utah] 6’2” 310lbs.
Taylor is not a superstar athlete or physically dominant, but he is smart and he has the leadership skills to take over in 2012 from Olin.
5. LB Josh Bynes [Auburn] 6’1” 235lbs.
Bynes is an explosive player that plays with anger on the field. Bynes can be a special teamer while he is groomed to play in either the middle or on the weakside.
6. OT Jarriel King [South Carolina] 6’5” 324lbs.
King has the size and experience at both OG and OT to make the team and provide depth.
QB: Cutler, Hanie. UDFA
RB: Forte, Taylor, Bell
WR: Jackson, Knox, Bennett, Hester, Davis
TE: Olsen, Davis, Manamaluana
LT: Omiyale, Williams
C: Kreutz, Taylor
RG: Wisniewski, Garza
RT: Webb, King
RE: Idonidje, Melton
DT: Toenia, Harrison
NT: Adams, Fua
LE: Peppers, Wootton
SLB: Tinaisamoa, Roach
MLB: Urlacher, Bynes, Wilson
WLB: Briggs, Iwuh
CB: Tillman, Jennings, Burton, Moore, Moore, Graham
FS: Wright, Steltz
SS: Manning, Harris
Specials: Gould, Podlesh, Mannely