Teams can finalize contracts with free agents at 3 p.m. today, but the Bears have almost all their shopping done already. On Tuesday, wide receivers Allen Robinson and Taylor Gabriel, tight end Trey Burton, linebacker Sam Acho, cornerback Prince Amukamara and kicker Cody Parkey reportedly agreed to sign with the Bears, but there still are some open spots on the roster for Ryan Pace to fill...
9:05 a.m. update
OL Josh Kline
The news: Will re-sign with the Tennessee Titans
Titans are signing G Josh Kline to a 4-year, $26M with $12M gtd, per source. Potential to make up to $27M.
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) March 14, 2018
The Bears still need to find an interior lineman to replace Josh Sitton, and Kline seemingly could've been an option before opting to stick in Tennessee. The terms of his deal are worth noting here if the Bears dip into his tier of guards to sign someome -- that's probably too much money to spend to then draft Quenton Nelson with the eighth overall pick. If the Bears go for a cheaper option, it could keep the door open for Nelson to come to Chicago.
The report: The Bears have interest
Punters deserve updates too. With Pat O'Donnell slated to hit free agency, the Bears have spoken to Bengals free agent Kevin Huber, source says. Punters!
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 14, 2018
Pat O'Donnell is a free agent, so kicking the tires on another punter isn't out of the blue for the Bears.
7:25 a.m. update
QB Chase Daniel
The news: Will sign with the Bears
The #Bears are expected to sign QB Chase Daniel to a 2-year deal worth $10 million, source said. He gets $7 million guaranteed and... it's voidable after 1 year. That's huge, in case something happens and he becomes this year's Nick Foles. He'd be a free agent in 2019.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2018
Daniel has connections to Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy, having spent 2010-2012 with the New Orleans Saints and 2013-2015 with the Kansas City Chiefs, so the Bears' interest in him makes a lot of sense. While Daniel has only thrown three passes since the end of the 2014 season, he's highly regarded for his football intelligence and fits as a mentor of sorts for Mitch Trubisky.
LB Sam Acho
The news: Will sign a two-year, $7.5 million deal with the Bears
— Emmanuel Acho (@thEMANacho) March 14, 2018
Acho's older brother scooped all the big names on this one. Bringing back Acho retains another steady piece of Vic Fangio's defense, and rewards a guy who appeared in all 16 games and played 60.4 percent of the Bears' defensive snaps. Acho notched three sacks and forced a fumble in 2017.