The Bears Beat (02.14.12): What will the Bears do with their cap space?

February 14th, 2012 - 5:35 pm

With plenty of cap space available, how will the Bears spend their money this offseason? Will they pay Matt Forte? Be aggressive in free agency? Also, wide receiver Earl Bennett feels that if the Giants were able to make a Super Bowl run after a 9-7 regular season, that the Bears could make a similar run next year. And an update on the J.T. Thomas drug arrest.

Bears Will Have Plenty of Salary Cap Space in 2012, Will They Use It?
Tue Feb 14 12:44:07 2012
Last week we talked about how Free Agency will start at home for the Bears.  With the free agent frenzy just a couple of weeks …

New CBA Rule Could Boost Bears Activity in Free Agency
Tue Feb 14 15:00:13 2012
We’re still a ways off from the Free Agency Period kicking in, but this weekend I saw something that could help …

Burning question: will the Chicago Bears pay Matt Forte?
Tue Feb 14 14:14:45 2012
Probably the most important question facing new Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery is what to do with Matt Forte. The …

The Bears Den: February 14, 2012
Tue Feb 14 15:30:48 2012
Bears nearing deadline for Forte decision Biggs: The Bears can lock up the services of Matt Forte for the 2012 season …

Zorn to stay on with Chiefs (The National Football Post)
Tue Feb 14 12:51:00 2012
Jim Zorn will stay on as quarterbacks coach of the Kansas City Chiefs after all. The Chiefs announced Tuesday…

Bennett: Giants’ run shows Super Bowl within reach
Tue Feb 14 12:49:00 2012
If the New York Giants can get into the playoffs with a 9-7 record and win a Super Bowl, why can’t the Chicago Bears?

Smith, Macon share spot in Bears history
Tue Feb 14 12:30:00 2012
The night before a game last season in Oakland, 84-year-old Eddie Macon walked into the Bears hotel with the assistance of a …

Bears LB JT Thomas faces drug charge in W.Va.
Tue Feb 14 12:01:16 2012
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – Chicago Bears linebacker J.T. Thomas is facing a misdemeanor drug possession charge after police in …

Tag could come soon as Monday for Forte
Tue Feb 14 11:59:50 2012
If the sides don’t put together a contract extension soon, the next development in the Matt Forte contract saga could take …

Update on Chicago Bears LB J.T. Thomas: marijuana, traffic charges
Tue Feb 14 11:13:18 2012
Chicago Bears linebacker J.T. Thomas got picked up by police in West Virginia a couple days ago after they caught him driving …

2012 Chicago Bears Roster Turnover: Tackle
Tue Feb 14 11:00:15 2012
Can you name the Bears last Pro Bowl offensive tackle?* It’s been a while, and with two 1st round draft picks …

What players will get franchise tagged in 2012?
Tue Feb 14 10:34:19 2012
What players will get franchise tagged in 2012?

Bears Draft Prospects: DE (Rounds 1-3)
Tue Feb 14 09:35:16 2012

Tommie Harris “overwhelmed” by support
Tue Feb 14 09:28:10 2012
The Bears organization and the ex-teammates of Tommie Harris are doing everything they can to support Harris following the …

Explaining franchise tags
Tue Feb 14 09:02:29 2012

Tommie Harris’ wife Ashley passes away
Tue Feb 14 07:02:24 2012

The Bears Den: February 14, 2012
Tue Feb 14 07:01:20 2012
“…where holy crap can you believe Pete’s been doing the Den for a year now?” Bears nearing deadline for Forte decision …

Offseason position outlook: Defensive line
Tue Feb 14 06:58:04 2012
This is the seventh installment of a 10-part series that reviews every Bears position group on offense and defense, while also …

Exit Interview: Bears hope 2012 isn’t another star-crossed season
Tue Feb 14 05:11:00 2012
The Bears were riddled with injuries last season. With stars like Brian Urlacher not getting any younger, Chicago can’t afford …