As the Bears look ahead to an offseason in which nearly two dozen players on the roster will be eligible for unrestricted free agency, let’s check in on the latest updates on the team….
- Clarifying some comments he made earlier in the week, Charles Tillman confirmed to Chicago’s AM 670 The Score that when he said he intended to retire a Bear, it didn’t necessarily mean he’d re-sign with the team this spring. Instead, Tillman figures to keep his options open this offseason, but would like to return to Chicago and end his career with the Bears even if he doesn’t play for the club in 2014. Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune has the details and the quotes from Tillman.
- Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com writes that safety is an urgent need in this year’s draft for the Bears, who have multiple free agents at the position, including starting strong safety Major Wright.
- In a separate piece at ESPNChicago.com, Dickerson and Jon Greenberg debate a number of Bears-related topics, including who won the Jay Cutler trade with the Broncos, whether or not the Bears should pursue Michael Bennett in free agency, and whether the club should focus exclusively on defensive players in the draft.