Bears likely to have competition for ILB Danny Trevathan

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I think it goes without saying that Denver Broncos free-agent inside linebacker Danny Trevathan will be a hot commodity when free agency opens in a few weeks. He’s one of the top linebackers on the market and is fresh off a Super Bowl victory, playing for one of the most dominant defenses in recent memory.

The Bears figure to be one of the teams most interested in Trevathan, who played for head coach John Fox in Denver from 2012-2014. Trevathan said prior to the Super Bowl that he expects to talk to the Bears, and the Bears have gaping holes at inside linebacker.

But, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, Trevathan is reportedly high on the Falcons’ wish list, and Falcons defensive coordinator Richard Smith was once Trevathan’s linebackers coach under Fox in Denver.

The Bears likely will have to pay a significant price to land Trevathan, but he would significantly upgrade the second level of the defense.

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