Most but not all. Last year quite a few big time guys like Nicks, Grubb, MWill, VJax didn't. The money is where they'll go and since teams can now carry over unspent cap $$$ they can more easily afford to budget for that prize catch.
Here's what my imagination is saying. Emery did all that he could to surround Cutler with weapons. Not just for one year either. The additions he made are gonna be with us for another 3 or 4 years. Cutler is also up for a contract extension next year.
If this line can't protect him and the offense can't produce as it should the only area lest to overhaul is the line and you can bet it will get done and get done right. I have a feeling that no matter how much Webb improves he's still gonna fall far short of what's expected of a top notch LT. The other spots will be OK but we'll still be looking for upgraded there but the real FA money next year is going for a young stud LT.
Clady is gonna be looking for a big payday and the Broncos have a lot of money tied up in Manning. They'll want to keep him but will they be able to afford too. Clady has a connection to the Bears through Cutler, Marshall and Bates and he has to know that we would have drafted him in 2008 had the Broncos not jumped us for him. Jake Long is already making big money but he's playing for a horse shit team with a horse shit owner. Maybe Brandon Marshall whispers in his ear that Cutler would be thrilled to have him in Chicago too.
Emery seems bent on making Cutler happy by building the offense around him and giving him the tools he needs to win with. We lack a top LT. We need a top LT. Two top LTs are due to hit FA next year. It's possible that we can land one of them. We'll have the money to do it and I can't see any better place to spend it than to assure that Cutler gets all of what he needs. Our best hopes for a SB ride with him.
Don't forget Bushrod, soul. While we've seen one media outlet make the erroneous mistake of stating that Jermon Bushrod is only an average LT at best, he did make the Pro Bowl in 2011 for the NFC, so he can't be that bad. While I understand the Pro Bowl is voted on by the fans and not the media, the league's fan base is intelligent enough to judge when a player has earned the right to play in the Pro Bowl -- hell, look at Forte and Peanut getting in after neither had ever made the grade before. So really, we have three LTs who are Pro Bowlers coming out onto the market.