With the new collective bargaining agreement put in place just before the start of the 2011 season, many teams will have an influx in available money and many will be forced to overspend to reach the league minimum in regards to the salary cap.
The Chicago Bears more than likely will be spenders this offseason, needing to address the Matt Forte contract and deciding on contracts for guys like Israel Idonije, Tim Jennings and Khalil Bell. They also will likely be pursuing either a top wide receiver (Vincent Jackson, Dwayne Bowe or Marques Colston) or top pass-rusher (Mario Williams or Cliff Avril).
Teams do not win championships solely based off of the big-name, big-contract players, but championships are often won with the role players supporting the big-contract players.
Here is a list of five under-the-radar potential free agent acquisitions the Chicago Bears could make this NFL offseason.