How Many More Free Agents Will Chicago Bears End Up Signing?
The Chicago Bears continue to pull out their pocket books during the start of this year’s free agency period with the signing of free agent safety S Ryan Mundy and free agent LB Jordan Senn. The Bears signed Mundy to a two-year deal and signed Senn to a one-year contract respectively.
Mundy will fill a humungous need for the Bears in the secondary as the Bears generated one of the worst secondaries in the NFL statistically a year ago. The former New York Giants player appeared in 16 games last ,season where he recorded a career-high 70 tackles, one sack and one interception.
Mundy will come in and earn a starting safety spot immediately with the anticipation that Major Wright will leave via free agency and Chris Conte being an easy Chicago villain as he struggled mightily last season.
Senn spent the last six seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and Carolina Panthers and made seven starts in his 83 career games. He has racked up 88 tackles, one interception, two pass breakups and four forced fumbles in his NFL career. However, Senn has done most of his damage via special teams. Senn was the special teams captain for the Panthers last season, and will look to be the replacement for special teams ace Blake Costanzo, who is a free agent.
Mundy and Senn already marks the third and fourth free agents signees for the Bears since the free agency period began at 4 p.m. eastern today. The Bears have already signed free-agent DL Lamarr Houston and re-signed free-agent LB D.J. Williams.
Bears GM Phil Emery is not playing around, and is doing everything he can to improve on the Bears’ 8-8 record from a year ago. He does not look like he is stopping anytime soon.