Bears sign Willie Young

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    Willie Young | Defensive Lineman
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    Bears signed DE Willie Young, formerly of the Lions, to a three-year, $9 million contract.
    Mar 13 - 11:42 AM
    Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter
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    Swell, we're really getting younger on defense.
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    If he's a starter were F***ed!
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    Bears signed DE Willie Young, formerly of the Lions, to a three-year, $9 million contract.
    Young get $3.95 million guaranteed. Renovating the defensive line was GM Phil Emery's focus heading into free agency, and he's replaced DEs Julius Peppers and Corey Wootton with Lamarr Houston and Young. 28-year-old Young amassed 48 quarterback hurries in Detroit last season. He should play a lot of left end. Mar 13 - 11:42 AM
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    Nice move. This kid is coming along.
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    Numbers slightly off on Willie Young. 3 years, 9M. $3.95M guaranteed including 2014 base salary. $2,45M base in 2015, $2.45 base in 2016
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    I still don't get it why he's letting Wootton walk away. Offer him a God damn contract, pronto!
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    Woot is hurt.
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    this is a very good signing guys! to me, hes just about the same as Griffen and look at his contract! nice catch
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    I love this signing! The kid is coming on! And can we relax with Wooton...the guy isn't going to be cleared to do anything physical until JULY!!!
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    For a guy that wasn't a starter his #'s look good, it's a good signing, not a homerun, but a good depth guy and again the team needs starters(which will happen via draft) and depth guys.
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    but people are dogging the singning and pining for Wootton who's had hip surgery and won't be available until July.
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    Don't you remember ric that the sky is falling ?
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    Yes because Wooton is younger and has better size. ;)
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    yep, we didn't spend 8-10 mil on DB's so Emery has failed.

    The team needs to get 20-30 guys in FA and the draft, you cannot sign the top or even medium names, they went after 1 medium guy in Houston the rest is going to be depth and draftees.

    How many times did I say they weren't going to use Cutler's contract as an ATM, if they had wanted to do that they would have built it that way to begin with.

    Lil B, Wootton also has had HIP SURGERY and won't get cleared until July! Why sign a guy that won't pass a physical for another 3-4 month's ,minimal?
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    Exactly right. That's why we were in such a bind. CW can't even be evaluated on the field for months yet. Can't risk he would be back to 100% in time for regular season. The guy has been hurt 3 of his first 4 years. He will get a "prove it" deal from someone at best I think.
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