Bears Re-Sign Veteran Safety Tashaun Gipson - On Tap Sports Net - The Bears are bringing back safety Tashaun Gipson on a one-year deal. Gipson had a solid 2020 season with Chicago. Why Chicago Bears Look Trapped in Draft - Sports Illustrated - Several factors add up to the Chicago Bears simply standing their ground and making picks this year in the NFL Draft, which would be a departure from recent drafts conducted by general manager Ryan Pace.
Nick Foles' spot as the Bears backup to Andy Dalton looks all the more secure now as a result of Smith's decision. It's long been thought the Bears could be interested in Smith as a potential backup if they decided to trade Foles, largely because of coach Matt Nagy's past ties with him from Kansas City. Foles has now been in the Bears offense for a year and should be valuable in both helping Dalton learn the attack but also for pushing Dalton.
In a surprise move, the Bears have been reported among the teams deciding to miss the second Trey Lance pro day Monday at North Dakota State. It had been widely expected coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace would be among those attending. However, Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer had this factoid in his Monday Morning Quarterback.