NFL Free Agency: Chicago Bears live 2015 free agency blog

The NFL Free Agency period is set to begin today as the football world will be flowing with up to the minute news.

This will be Ryan Pace’s first NFL Free Agency period as the General Manager of Chicago Bears. The rumors have already started flying as the team prepares for what looks to be a total rebuild starting with the defense.

The Chicago Bears have already made one move by signing Pernell McPhee to a five-year deal worth $40 million. The Bears likely aren’t done yet, with possible moves coming today as the team looks to booster its defense.

CCS writer Jason Ferrari looks at some possible replacements on the defensive side of the ball:

Check in with this live blow as we will update the moves all day long!

(All times in CST)

10:34 p.m. – Here we go. (JF)

10:27 p.m. – Looks like he made it. (JF)

7:16 p.m. – Bears? (JF)

7:14 p.m. – Perrish Cox visting the Redskins tomorrow. Could be a Bears target as well. (JF)

3:57 p.m. – This is somewhat telling. (JF)

3:47 p.m. – One more safety off the market. (JF)

3:33 p.m. – Or not…(JF)

3:29 p.m. – Oh, Hello Lovie. (JF)

3:28 p.m. – Would have been a top target for backup QB’s. (JF)

3:20 p.m. – Crazy times. Rolle not locked down yet. Visiting the Bears. (JF)

3:18 p.m. – Wide receiver help could be on the way for the Bears. (JF)

3:13 p.m. – The Bears trade of Brandon Marshall to the Jets is official. They give a 7th round pick to the Jets. (JF)

3:09 p.m. – Brooks Reed was a target for the Bears. Looks like he is off the table. (JF)

3:05 p.m. – In other safety news…(JF)

2:57 p.m. – As all the trade craziness begins, Bears appear to be signing safety Antrel Rolle. (JF)

2:28 p.m. – Same thing for Dan Williams. (JF)

2:26 p.m. – The Bears appear to be out of the running for Terrance Knighton. (JF)

2:07 p.m. – Looks like Virgil Green is staying with the Broncos. (JF)

1:29 p.m. — According to Aaron Leming, Searcy is a top target for the Bears. Still very much in the running…

1:17 p.m. — Would love to believe the Bears are in on Searcy. Big FA safety target that would instantly improve the defense.

1:03 p.m. — In relation to last tweet, Josina Anderson is reporting that the Bears are still in talks with Searcy. Chiefs & Titans in the mix.

12:55 p.m. — Safety target Da’norris Searcy looks like he’s headed to Tennessee. The Titans and Searcy have an agreement in place.

12:14 p.m. — Adam Schefter is reporting that the Chiefs will release wide receiver Dwayne Bowe. The Bears could be a candidate to sign Bowe.

11:20 a.m. — Not free agent related but it looks like Kyle Long won’t miss Brandon Marshall much. Long appeared on the Kap & Haugh show today and said that going to New York benefits Marshall because he was to get into the TV biz. Long also said that things went on in the Bears locker room last year that wouldn’t happen in 31 other locker rooms.

11:13 a.m.D.J. Williams has been informed the Bears will not sign him to a contract. Williams is familiar with the 3-4 under Fox, but with the team looking to get younger Williams does not fit.

10:42 a.m. — Adam Hoge confirms the Bears are still in the mix for Knighton.

9:58 a.m.Rand Getlin is reporting that DT Terrance Knighton isn’t close on a deal yet. Bears still in play.

9:45 a.m. — If the Bears are targeting safety Da’Norris Searcy, they will have some competition as the Giants are in play for the prized free agent.

8:00 a.m. — ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports there is no truth to the rumor of the Bears shopping Jay Cutler and that the team expects him to be the QB next season. The Sun Times Adam Jahns also confirmed those reports.


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