3 Best Remaining Free Agents the Bears Can Still Sign After the Draft

What free agents could we see the Chicago Bears go after with the 2024 NFL Draft in the books?
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The Chicago Bears had a monster of a 2024 NFL Draft with the selections of quarterback Caleb Williams (1st overall) and wide receiver Rome Odunze (9th overall). The Bears are moving on from the Justin Fields era and starting fresh with Williams under center, but the work for general manager Ryan Poles is not yet complete.

Even though Poles has been one of the most active general managers in the entire NFL over the last few seasons in free agency, the NFL Draft, and the trade market, he's got a chance to do even a little more tinkering to get this roster ready to compete for the NFC North title in 2024.

What prominent free agents are still out there and could be of interest to the Bears?

1. Carl Lawson, DE/EDGE

At this stage of the offseason, a player like Carl Lawson might be one of the best risk/reward propositions on the NFL free agency market. Lawson is 28 this season and is coming off of a disappointing year in which he only appeared in six games due to injury. And injuries have been the unfortunate hindrance to Lawson carving out what could otherwise be a wildly productive career as a full-time pass rusher in the NFL.

He had a stretch of seasons from 2019-22 in which he had 22, 32, and 24 quarterback hits (missed the 2021 season), proving he can get after the quarterback consistently.

We haven't seen him reach the same level of productivity in terms of sacks that he had in his rookie year (8.5) but he had 7.0 sacks for the Jets in his last fully healthy season (2022).