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Spending big in free agency doesn’t necessarily translate to winning big on the field, but for a team with as many holes as the Chicago Bears, it provides hope for better days ahead.

The Bears active off-season continued Friday when the club matched Green Bay’s offer to transition free agent corner back Kyle Fuller, thereby maintaining continuity in the secondary. Though the Bears were allowed up to five business days under NFL guidelines to decide what to do, they took mere hours to equal the Packers offer and later agreed to a four-year deal with Fuller worth $18 million in guaranteed money.

Fuller’s situation was one of the key headlines during the offseason and credit must be given to Chicago General Manager Ryan Pace for keeping one of the Bears top defenders. Along with the re-signing earlier this week of fellow corner Prince Amukamara, Chicago returns its starting corners that turned in surprisingly solid 2017 seasons. READ MORE

Bears boost offensive firepower with free agent haul

Bears drop second-straight, losing 26-18 to Saints.

The Chicago Bears acted quickly Tuesday, pouncing on a trio of free agent playmakers, including former Jacksonville wide receiver Allen Robinson.  The Bears also added highly-regarded tight end Trey Burton of the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, as well as speedy slot receiver Taylor Gabriel. To bolster the special teams, the Bears inked former Dolphins kicker Cody Parkey.

The aggressive moves were just what the doctor ordered for a Bears offense short on production and firepower.  In Robinson, Chicago General Manager Ryan Pace hands new head coach Matt Nagy and quarterback Mitch Trubisky a bonafide downfield threat.  Robinson is recovering from a torn ACL suffered in the 2017 season opener, but is expected to be cleared for activity before training camp opens in mid-July. Robinson caught just one pass before getting hurt, but posted impressive statistics in both 2015 when he caught 80 passes for 1,400 yards with 14 touchdowns. He followed up with 73 catches for 883 yards and six touchdowns in 2016.At 6-3, Robinson provides the Bears a deep-play threat. The Penn State product received favorable reviews when he was drafted in the second round of the 2014 NFL  Draft.  READ MORE