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Bears Rumored to Acquire Three-Time All-Pro Defensive Tackle


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Vince Carbonneau
May 12, 2024  (10:55)
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In a strategic move this off-season, the Chicago Bears are considering bolstering their defensive lineup by potentially acquiring veteran Calais Campbell. Amidst significant changes to their roster, the Bears face a pressing need at the defensive tackle position. Despite the promise shown by rookie Gervon Dexter, his need for further development is apparent. Adding a seasoned player like Campbell could enhance the team's depth and elevate their overall talent, possibly capping off one of the most successful off-seasons in recent Bears history.

Pro Football Focus suggests that Campbell could be an ideal fit for the Bears, citing his versatility and robust performance in his recent NFL seasons. Even in his 16th year, Campbell managed an impressive 42 total pressures from 413 pass-rushing snaps. Comparatively, if Campbell had been with the Bears last year, his 42 pressures would have topped their defensive tackle statistics, surpassing both the rookie Dexter's 29 and Justin Jones' 36 pressures.
The departure of Jones, who led the Bears with 36 pressures last season before signing a lucrative deal with the Arizona Cardinals, has left a notable gap. Campbell's acquisition could not only fill this void but also provide a mentorship role for younger players like Dexter, allowing them more time to mature within the league.
With approximately $20 million in cap space still available, the Bears have the financial flexibility to make a competitive offer to Campbell. As negotiations unfold, the focus remains on reaching an agreement that benefits both the veteran defender and the Bears' strategic ambitions for the coming seasons.
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