Predicting Chicago Bears' Free-Agent Signings

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Predicting Chicago Bears' Free-Agent Signings
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JerMichael Finley

The Bears have about $12 million to spend in free agency, but with the franchise tag to Henry Melton, that takes a big chunk of the number.

The organization will most likely work to get a long-term deal done with Melton to reduce the cap number. They can still spend money in other areas by restructuring with some of the players on their roster. 

Julius Peppers' contract could be redone to reduce the over $16 million cap hit coming this season. Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings could also be signed to extensions to free up some money. 

After some creative work to get extra cap space, the Bears can realistically sign these seven players in free agency.  

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