NFL free agency has begun as the “legal tampering” period started this morning.  Although teams cannot officially announce any deals until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, contract talks can now begin and many deals will be made and then leaked over the next day or two. 

The Chicago Bears expect to be big players on the free agent market as not only do they have a ton needs, but they also have a lot of money to spend.  The Bears have about $64.5 million in salary cap space to work with, with is the sixth most in the league.  They will need much of that cash as they have holes at wide receiver, offensive line, tight end, defensive line and secondary to fill.

Bryan Perez of Bears Wire identified the top 20 potential targets for the Bears:

  1. Allen Robinson, WR
  2. Sammy Watkins, WR
  3. Andrew Norwell, OG
  4. Trumaine Johnson, CB
  5. Malcolm Butler, CB
  6. Donte Moncrief, WR
  7. Adrian Clayborn, DE
  8. Paul Richardson, WR
  9. Chris Hubbard, OG/OT
  10. Marqise Lee, WR
  11. Trey Burton, TE
  12. Justin Pugh, OG
  13. Aaron Colvin, CB
  14. Albert Wilson, WR
  15. Patrick Robinson, CB
  16. Aaron Lynch, DE
  17. Jimmy Graham, TE
  18. Zach Fulton, C
  19. Jonathan Cooper, OG
  20. Bashaud Breeland, CB

Which players on this list do you want to see in a Bears uniform this fall?

Source: Bears Wire
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