Changes have already been aplenty in the early stages of the 2013 offseason for the Chicago Bears. Gone after his nine-year tenure in Chicago is Lovie Smith, replaced by first-time head coach, Marc Trestman.
Trestman intends to bring more of an emphasis on the offensive side of the football and with that new added offensive emphasis, there will likely be some additions on both sides of the football.
The Bears have a lot of money invested in its core players, but will have to make the money work to be able to add new additions to the team in 2013.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times' Sean Jensen:
There will be an incremental increase in the salary cap to $121 million, and the Bears’ combined cap number of their top 41 players is about $14.5 million under that. That includes a carryover of space from this season.
According to a league source, the Bears are among the top 10 teams in terms of cap space.
Here is a breakdown of the Bears salary cap by position: