Chicago Bears: Free agents still worth adding following draft

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Although the NFL’s free agency period is long gone, there are still some free agents the Chicago Bears should consider.

The Chicago Bears didn’t make any big moves in free agency. Although the team signed Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Mike Davis as their two biggest signings, there are still a few names available that could interest the Bears.

The reality is that each of these players has been on the market long enough to the point where they’ll all end up signing cheap, one-year deals, but still be significant contributors for any team. With the Bears having nearly $16.5 million dollars in cap space, the team would be wise to explore adding at least one more free agent to create extra training camp competition.

One thing to understand about each of the players listed below is that all of them are veterans and would likely end up being rotational/situational pieces for the Bears. Chicago should keep an eye on players like Ezekiel Ansah, Nick Perry, Shane Ray, Jamie Collins, and Tre Boston.

The Bears don’t have a glaring need on the roster right now, but the team still has a few roster spots to fill before training camp begins in late July. Even if the Bears aren’t interested in signing any of the players above, the team would be wise to at least bring them in for a tryout. Doing so creates more competition which will allow the Bears to better understand how deep their roster really is.

As the NFL offseason slows down and we begin to enter the dead period, what are some free agents the team can still add at a bargain price? Additionally, besides just depth purposes, why should the Bears pursue any of the free agents on this list?