Grading the Strength of Each Position on Bears' Roster Heading into Free Agency

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Grading the Strength of Each Position on Bears' Roster Heading into Free Agency
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The Chicago Bears have a lot of holes as they enter free agency with 25 of their own players with expiring contracts.

Most of their upcoming free agents played major roles for the Bears on offense, defense or special teams. If the Bears don't bring back their own free agents, they're going to have to either invest in other veterans or draft picks to replace them.

The Bears made three big moves by resigning quarterback Jay Cutler, guard Matt Slauson and cornerback Tim Jennings before they hit the open market, but they still have a lot of questions about what their roster will look like in 2014.

While depth is a concern at some positions, there's no question the Bears have far more talent on the offensive side of the ball.

Defensively, they don't have either talent or depth. You can expect many new faces by the start of the 2014 season.

In the following slides, I'll go through the Bears position-by-position and hand out grades for each.

An "A" will mean that the Bears don't need to add to the position; a "B" will mean they need to make a minor addition for depth; a "C" indicates they need a high-level backup; a "D" signifies a group that needs to add a possible starter; and an "F" will be for units that need major work.

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