|Offense||8th||114.2 (16th)||267.6 (6th)|
|Defense||25th||161.4 (28th)||233.1 (15th)|
|69||Allen, Jared||DE||6-6||270||4/3/1982||11||Idaho State|
|50||Anderson, James (FA)||OLB||6-2||235||9/26/1983||9||Virginia Tech|
|91||Bass, David||DE||6-4||262||9/11/1990||2||Missouri Western State|
|80||Bennett, Earl (FA)||WR||6-0||206||3/23/1987||7||Vanderbilt|
|83||Bennett, Martellus||TE||6-6||265||3/10/1987||7||Texas A&M|
|60||Boggs, Taylor||C||6-3||285||2/20/1987||2||Humboldt State|
|62||Britton, Eben (FA)||G||6-6||308||10/14/1987||6||Arizona|
|29||Bush, Michael (FA)||RB||6-1||245||6/16/1984||8||Louisville|
|97||Cohen, Landon (FA)||DE||6-1||300||8/3/1986||6||Ohio U.|
|93||Collins, Nate (FA)||DT||6-2||296||12/14/1987||5||Virginia|
|52||Costanzo, Blake (FA)||OLB||6-1||235||4/14/1984||8||Lafayette|
|60||De La Puente, Brian||G||6-3||306||5/13/1985||5||California|
|32||Ford, Michael||RB||5-10||216||5/27/1990||2||Louisiana State|
|64||Gaines, Rogers||T||6-6||329||10/28/1989||1||Tennessee State|
|63||Garza, Roberto||C||6-2||310||3/26/1979||14||Texas A&M - Kingsville|
|9||Gould, Robbie||K||6-0||185||12/30/1981||10||Penn State|
|77||Idonije, Israel||DE||6-6||275||11/17/1980||11||Manitoba (Canada)|
|17||Jeffery, Alshon||WR||6-3||216||2/14/1990||3||South Carolina|
|43||Jennings, M.D.||DB||6-0||187||7/25/1988||4||Arkansas State|
|8||Johnson, Jerrod||QB||6-5||251||7/27/1988||1||Texas A&M|
|97||Lane, Austen||DE||6-6||265||11/9/1987||4||Murray State|
|76||Long, Joe||T||6-5||304||7/27/1989||1||Wayne State (Mich.)|
|65||Mannelly, Patrick (FA)||LS||6-5||265||4/18/1975||17||Duke|
|15||Marshall, Brandon||WR||6-4||230||3/23/1984||9||Central Florida|
|39||Martin, Derrick (FA)||DB||5-10||198||5/16/1985||8||Wyoming|
|99||McClellin, Shea||DE||6-3||260||8/1/1989||3||Boise State|
|40||McCray, Danny||DB||6-1||221||3/10/1988||5||Louisiana State|
|67||Mills, Jordan||T||6-5||316||12/24/1990||2||Louisiana Tech|
|21||Mundy, Ryan||DB||6-1||209||2/11/1985||6||West Virginia|
|92||Paea, Stephen||DT||6-1||300||5/11/1988||4||Oregon State|
|2||Palmer, Jordan||QB||6-5||232||5/30/1984||6||Texas-El Paso|
|8||Podlesh, Adam (FA)||P||5-11||200||8/11/1983||8||Maryland|
|Purdy, Derricus||DB||6-0||190||//||R||Texas Southern|
|96||Ratliff, Jeremiah (FA)||DT||6-4||303||8/29/1981||10||Auburn|
|Rempel, Chad||LS||6-2||214||5/23/1982||R||Saskatchewan (Canada)|
|79||Scott, Jonathan (FA)||T||6-6||318||1/10/1983||9||Texas|
|57||Senn, Jordan||LB||5-11||225||6/11/1984||7||Portland State|
|20||Steltz, Craig||SS||6-1||210||5/7/1986||7||Louisiana State|
|81||Toliver, Terrence||WR||6-5||204||5/7/1988||1||Louisiana State|
|82||Williams, Chris||WR||5-8||175||9/16/1987||1||New Mexico State|
|58||Williams, D.J.||MLB||6-1||242||7/20/1982||11||Miami (Fla.)|
|10||Wilson, Marquess||WR||6-3||194||9/14/1992||2||Washington State|
|25||Wilson, C.J.||CB||5-11||187||11/18/1989||2||North Carolina State|
|79||Young, Willie||DE||6-4||251||9/19/1985||5||North Carolina State|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
"I have a lot left in the tank, my body feels good," Allen said, per the Chicago Tribune. "I want to win a Super Bowl."
Allen likes the potential of the Bears' defense, saying he's excited to play alongside linebacker Lance Briggs and defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff.
"I'm excited to be here at a point where this team is really going to take some steps to improve defensively," Allen said. "And I've obviously played against this offense enough to know that it's very potent. And so for me, I'm excited to be here, excited to be a part of this, a part of what coach (Marc Trestman) is trying to put together."
Allen has 128.5 career sacks and should boost a pass rush that mustered a league-low 31 sacks last year.
Bostic has managed five solo tackles in three straight games.
Forte, who turned 28 in December, wants another huge workload in 2014.
"That's what I expect," he said, per NFL.com. "It wasn't like I was worn out at the end of the season or anything. ... I think age is just a number like everyone says. It doesn't really matter if someone is 29, 28, 30 years old. It just depends on how their body feels and at the same time if they take care of their body."
Young emerged for the Lions last year starting 15 games and picking up three sacks and five passes defensed along with 47 total tackles. He had far more of an impact than that sounds, racking up 48 quarterback pressures according to ProFootballFocus.com.
The Bears ruled out safety Anthony Walters with a hamstring injury.
The Bears play the Eagles in Week 16.
Mannelly said he'll probably decide next month whether to come back. The Bears are hoping he does, the report said.
The deal likely won't be finalized until Monday, but general manager Phil Emery announced the contract at a press conference Thursday. Slauson played a key role in the turnaround of the team's offensive line. Chicago was one of the few teams to start the same five lineman all season, though Jordan Mills got hurt in the team's final game.
The deal is reportedly worth $35 million over five years. Houston had six sacks and 69 total tackles in 2013 for the Raiders.
Wilson is expected to be Chicago's No. 3 receiver this year behind Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, and Marshall said in an interview with CBSSports.com that Wilson has worked hard this offseason. The trio of wide receivers have trained together in South Florida to get ready for this year.
"I really want to talk about Marquess Wilson," Marshall said. "He came down and trained with us the whole offseason. We're really looking for him to do some big things. This guy, he's probably the steal of the draft last year. I'm going to say that. He came in, he put in the work, he looks like a body builder. Fast, strong, explosive. I'm looking forward to seeing him in OTAs."
Wilson, who is 6-foot-4, 184 pounds, was drafted in the seventh round out of Washington State last year. He only had two catches for 13 yards as a rookie, but he will now replace the departed Earl Bennett in three-receiver sets.
Tillman has spent the past 11 seasons with Chicago but missed half of 2013 with a triceps injury. He had three interceptions in eight games last year and at least three interceptions in each of the last four years.
Collins, 26, played in five games for the Bears last season, credited by team stats with 13 tackles and a sack before suffering a season-ending ACL tear in a Week 5 home loss to the Saints.
Palmer spent training camp with the Bears in 2013, was released before the start of the regular season but then rejoined the club in late-October after starting quarterback Jay Cutler tore a groin muscle. Palmer remained on the roster through season’s end but did not see action in any of the team’s final nine games.
He could be No. 2 behind Cutler this season if Josh McCown leaves as a free agent.
Coach Marc Trestman told the Chicago Tribune that the No. 1 goal for Cutler is "to get him through the season safely. That his durability is good, his availability is good. And then, not only him, but to get everybody to elevate their game another step.”
Fiammetta has yet to carry the ball, and has just four receptions for 57 yards in 15 games, but has been valuable as a lead blocker.
Jeffery will replace Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who is dealing with a knee injury. After a breakout season, Jeffery was seen as a snub when the Pro Bowl rosters were initially announced. He caught 89 passes for 1421 yards and seven touchdowns. He'll joins teammates Brandon Marshall and Matt Forte at the game.
Jennings is guaranteed $11.815 million. The deal with the 30-year-old was announced at a press conference Thursday.
“He literally learned the offense on his own because we didn’t have time to work daily with him." Trestman told the Chicago Tribune. "He worked. He worked overtime and he learned the offense and came in and played admirably in the preseason. He moved the football team and was very sufficient.
“He’s got a lot of experience and not a lot of wear and tear. He’s been around a long time. Obviously, we’re going to have another one in there and see how that goes over the next couple of months.”
General manager Phil Emery expects to sign a free agent to compete with Palmer for the backup job.
Hayden, the nickel corner for the Bears, missed all of the 2013 season with a torn hamstring. In 2012, hayden had one interception and 37 tackles in 16 games. He also added five passes defensed and four fumble recoveries.
The Bears released him three weeks ago.
Jennings became an unrestricted free agent after Green Bay declined to make him a qualifying offer.
The Bears face the Vikings in Week 13.
Hunter was with the Steelers during the preseason, but was cut prior to the start of the regular season. The team's incumbent starter, Adam Podlesh, struggled with his consistency in 2013.
Financial terms of the deal are not yet known.
Podlesh ranked 29th last season with an average of 37.9 yards per punt.
The report says Bush is scheduled to make $3.85 million in 2014, but the Bears might want an upgrade at the No. 2 running back spot behind Matt Forte because Bush's "contributions aren't commensurate" to his cap figure.
One option for the Bears to fill that role in house could be Michael Ford. He did well in training camp last season -- he tied Forte for the team lead in preseason rushing -- but the report says he needs to improve his pass protection.
He finished with 71 tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles.
Garza, 35, is a team captain who returned to the Bears on a one-year deal.
"I feel like I can learn a lot from Roberto to take my game to the next level,” De La Puente told the paper. “I am just excited to get up there and get working."
The rookie started every game for the club this season, but injured his foot in the season finale against Green Bay. Mills played a key role in the team's turnaround on the offensive line.
“His athleticism allows him to pressure the quarterback,” Emery said. “We want to put him in position where he can make more plays overall.”
McClellin has 6.5 sacks in 28 games.
Last year, Marshall dealt with minor hip surgery in the offseason, but he said thus far he's in great shape and ready to go.
"The offseason is amazing," Marshall said in an interview with CBSSports.com. "It seems like every other year I get a healthy one. Last year I had surgery and really couldn't train. This one, it's a successful one so far because I'm healthy. Next year should be a big year for me. I'm looking forward to it being my best year ever."
Marshall, 30, is coming off a solid year in his first campain for new coach Marc Trestman. He had 100 catches for 1,295 yards and a career-high 12 touchdowns.
This is a contract year for Marshall, who is scheduled to make $9.1 million in 2014. He told a Chicago radio station in March he's going to force the Bears "to sign me after next year," and he's not worried about getting paid.
"Everybody wants to get a new check," Marshall said. "That will happen when it happens. ... If you go out and play then everything else is slotted. You have to perform. You have to keep the product on the field good."
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