The Bargain Bin Bears at It Again: Glenn Earl (Who?) Signed

Jeremy WilliamsContributor IMarch 22, 2009

The Bears stuck free agency gold yesterday when they signed former Houston Texan safety Glenn Earl to a one year—$620,000 contract.

This comes one week after signing former New Orleans Saint Josh Bullocks to a one year—$525,000 contract.

Are Bears fans sleeping better at night knowing that the safety position will be manned by one of these two guys? 

I know, I know, I know.  This is a low-risk move.  I can respect that, but I also think you get what you pay for. Also, there was no bidding war over either of these two players. I hope Jerry and Lovie know something that I don't. 

Will the Bears address the safety position in the draft?  I sure hope so.  The Bears were awful in coverage last year and while they were marginally successful against the run, it was mostly due to putting everyone and their grandmother in the box and blitzing more than any other team in the NFL.

With Jerry Angelo shopping in the bargain bin, who knows what the next blockbuster move will be?

I have to believe the Bears could address the wide receiver position through the bargain bin also.  I am guessing David Terrell could be had at the league minimum.

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Maybe Michael Haynes could give the Bears a boost at defensive end. I am sure he's a bargain also.

Who knows who the next Bears player from the Bargain Bin will be? 

I am sure Bears nation will wait with excitement.

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