5 unsigned, second wave free agents the Chicago Bears could pursue

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There has not been an NFL offseason this wild and unpredictable in recent memory. We have seen move after move, some coming in unbelievable fashion, but the Chicago Bears have yet to immediately benefit from any blockbuster announcement.

While quarterbacks have been shuffled faster than a deck of cards in Vegas, elite pass rushers have changed uniforms and some of the league’s best players have been dealt, it’s been difficult to keep up with so much news.

Bears fans, though, have not had a whole lot to read about. In fact, the only major move in Chicago has seen the Bears ship off one of their biggest stars in trading Khalil Mack to the Los Angeles Chargers. But, the Bears have signed a handful of free agents — just no one earth-shattering.

Now, as free agency has calmed down just a bit, the Bears might be interested in making additional moves. Huge contracts have been signed, a lot of teams have spent big money, but the Bears remain ready to pounce on the second wave.

Ryan Poles and the Chicago Bears should take a look at some significant second wave free agents this week.

The Bears’ remaining needs lay across multiple positions, including offensive line, wide receiver, and multiple positions in the secondary. The team still needs plenty of depth at other positions, too, and will look to sign a lot of cheaper free agents in the coming days.

Possessing just six picks in the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft, Poles and the Bears will continue to do a lot of work in free agency. But, it might not be the kind of work some fans had hoped for.

The Bears have taken a patient approach to this first year under Poles, and are setting up for a much busier 2023 offseason. For now, though, they still need to fill out their roster and could do so with some unsigned free agents. The following guys could find a home in Chicago and play an important role in 2022.