The Chicago Bears have their eyes on a top free agent target but will have some tough competition
The NFL’s free agent period will begin shortly with the legal tampering stage and deals will start to leak as soon as the clock hits Noon ET. For the Chicago Bears, it’s expected to be a busy day as they have the most cap space in the league to spend.
They also have the most holes to fill on a roster that was among the worst in the NFL a year ago.
Chicago is expected to be active and one spot they need to fill is at three-technique. Among the top options available will be former Denver Broncos defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones. The 26-year-old will hit the open market after not being franchise tagged. And he’s expected to have a big market.
While Denver would like to work out a deal, multiple reports are suggesting that both the Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns will be interested:
If the #Broncos do want to keep DL Dre'mont Jones, it appears they'll have competition from Chicago, Cleveland and more. pic.twitter.com/G672kZfwRL
— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) March 11, 2023
ICYMI: #Broncos FA DL Dre'Mont Jones 'excited' that his hometown #Browns want to sign him. Tells me it would be 'crazy good' to play with Myles Garrett. Open to any team, but returning to The Land would be cool. @SIHSSports #Buckeyes https://t.co/3TXDMSIvew
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) March 13, 2023
Jones is a Cleveland native that played at Ohio State and as you see above, he says it would be ‘cool’ to return home and play. That’s not a good sign for the Bears.
The other thing to note is that Cleveland re-worked DeShaun Watson’s deal to free up cap space and now have the funds to land a big fish like Jones. Chicago should still be involved as the dominant three-technique players will be limited but it’s becoming clear that they will have some tough competition.
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