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profootballtalk.com Updated Mar 12, 2013
Dozens of names popped up in the dozens of posts on PFT on Tuesday, but we haven’t heard anything about Brian Urlacher. The Bears linebacker is officially a free agent, but there doesn’t appear to be much movement at all on his possible return to ChicUpvote Share Tweet
According to a source, the Bears have signed Jermon Bushrod, a two-time Pro Bowl selection who has played his first six NFL seasons with the New Orleans Saints, to a five-year deal.Upvote Share Tweet
Henry Melton signs franchise tenderDefensive tackle Henry Melton signed his one-year, $8.45 million franchise tender with the Bears on Tuesday, the club said. The move was expected. Per the CBA, the Bears and Melton have until July 15 t0 work out a long-term contract if they choose to do…Upvote Share TweetThe Chicago Bears agreed on terms Tuesday to sign former New York Giants tight end Martellus Bennett to a four-year deal, making the tight end the club's first acquisition in 2013 free agency.Upvote Share TweetAfter trading their best wide receiver and cutting their best cornerback, the Vikings kept one of the top run-blockers. According to Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com, the Vikings agreed to a multi-year deal with right tackle Phil Laodholt moments before th…Upvote Share Tweet
Bears part ways with team chaplain Ray McElroyApparently, not even God is immune to the pressure of a flat salary cap. The Bears made the unusual move of getting rid of their team chaplain, according to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times. Citing multiple sources, Jensen reported the team “partedUpvote Share Tweet
Bears casting a wide net in search for offensive line helpThe Bears may be “hot on” Phil Loadholt, but that doesn’t mean they’re cool on everyone else. According to Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com, the Bears are looking at Jake Long and Jermon Bushrod as well, in hopes of clearing up a long-standing line prUpvote Share Tweetsuntimes.com Mar 12, 2013The Bears desire to upgrade the offensive line isn’t a secret, and they’re expected to be in play for the most prominent one - Jake Long.Upvote Share Tweet
Bennett Headed To ChicagoMar 12The Chicago Bears agree on a four-year deal with former New York Giants tight end Martellus Bennett.
Don Banks: Despite losses, sky isn't falling on Vikings, Ravens; more Snap…Mar 12Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we digest Tuesday's dizzying comings and goings in the NFL as free agency cranks to life...
Peter King: Wallace makes sense in Miami no matter the cost; mailMar 12I hate Mike Wallace in Miami at $13 million a year.
St. Louis Rams keep DE William Hayes with 3-year deal -- sourceMar 12The St. Louis Rams re-signed defensive end William Hayes to a three-year, $10.5 million deal that includes $5.75 million in guarantees, a source told ESPN.com's John Clayton.
2013 NFL Free Agency -- Desperate for wide receiversMar 12After the Niners and Seahawks shook up the NFC West, wide receivers could go fast in free agency, writes John Clayton.