5 Moves the Chicago Bears Must Make After the 2014 NFL Draft

5 Moves the Chicago Bears Must Make After the 2014 NFL Draft

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With the 2014 NFL Draft now in the rear-view, the Chicago Bears can begin the process of getting ready for the upcoming season. With plenty of decisions needing to be made in the coming months, these are the five that stand out the most.

5. Finish Signing All Draft Picks

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5. Finish Signing All Draft Picks

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The Bears were among the first teams to begin signing their draft choices to contracts, though two still remain unsigned in first-rounder Kyle Fuller and third-rounder Will Sutton. First thing's first, and the Bears need to bring these guys into the fold before moving forward.

4. Give Stephen Paea An Extension

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4. Give Stephen Paea An Extension

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Paea is heading into the final year of his rookie contract and has more than earned an extension. With 61 tackles and six sacks over his first four seasons, Paea has been getting better with more consistent reps and should figure to be a big part of a revamped defense in 2014.

3. Make David Fales The No. 2 QB

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3. Make David Fales The No. 2 QB

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Prior to the draft, the Bears listed Jordan Palmer as the team's primary backup to Jay Cutler. Though after six NFL seasons, Palmer has only 15 pass attempts under his belt. Fales clearly has more upside for the team and should be given the chance in the event that Cutler goes down again this season.

2. Michael Ford Needs More Special Teams Opportunities

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2. Michael Ford Needs More Special Teams Opportunities

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With the Bears drafting Ka'Deem Carey to back up Matt Forte at RB, Michael Ford will need to make an impact on special teams in order to see the field this season. After having a subpar rookie campaign in 2013, Ford will need to step up on special teams where there is room for him to make a name for himself.

1. Brandon Marshall Deserves An Extension

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1. Brandon Marshall Deserves An Extension

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After back-to-back years with 1,200-plus receiving yards for the Bears, Brandon Marshall needs to be locked up for the next couple of years. 2014 will be the final year of his current contract, and the Bears would be well advised to re-up with Marshall heading forward.

Mike Cuddy is a Chicago Bears writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @MikeCuddy, “Like” him on Facebook, or add him to your network on Google.

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