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Bears: Free-Agency Tracker – UPDATED: Bears Sign WR Markus Wheaton

CHICAGO – The Chicago Bears have been mentioned as potential landing spots for multiple free-agents as the NFL free-agency period officially opens this afternoon, keep up with all of the Bears happenings right here on our Bears Free-Agency Tracker.

Thursday

6:10 PM: Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, is reporting that the Bears have signed free agent WR Markus Wheaton.

3:08 PM: The Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson pounces on A.J. Bouye signing to Jacksonville.

3:03 PM: The Chicago Tribune’s Brad Biggs is reporting that Alshon Jeffery has made a decision on which nest to land in.

1:38 PM: NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo reports that the Bears are close to acquiring TE Dion Sims.

12:30 PM: The Bears have released veteran quarterback Jay Cutler according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

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11:15 AM: Aaron Wilson reports that Texans cornerback A.J. Bouye‘s agent informed the team that he will not be returning to the Texans, signing elsewhere.

10:45 AM: Per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Bears have signed former Houston Texans safety Quintin Demps to a three year deal worth roughly $4.5 million dollars per year.

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10:30 AM: The Bears deal with Mike Glennon is reported to be worth $19 million dollars in guaranteed money.

10:15 AM: According to Ian Rapoport, the Eagles and Colts are making a strong push to sign Alshon Jeffery, Bears still in the mix.

9:00 AM: Ian Rapoport reports that the Bears are still in talks with wide receiver Alshon Jeffery as of this morning, with the last known offer being in the vicinity of $13 million dollars per year. Jeffery is also still talking with multiple other suitors this morning.

Jeff Dickerson is reporting that the Bears are still making a strong push for Texans cornerback A.J. Bouye this morning, and like talks with Alshon Jeffery, the Bears are reported to be in the $13 million dollar per year neighborhood with Bouye.

8:00 AM: Ian Rapoport also reported that the Bears have lost out on the services of former Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore, as the New England Patriots have reached a deal with the pro bowl defender this morning.

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Josina Anderson of ESPN said that Gilmore was disappointed that the Bears deal fell through, and wished that they were “more serious” in their offer, and after that he “let the chips fall”. Missing out on Gilmore, arguably the best available cornerback in the free-agent class is a big blow to the Bears on day one, having already reportedly missed out on target free-agent, Ricky Wagner. Wagner a right tackle will reportedly sign with the Detroit Lions this afternoon.

7:00 AM: Multiple sources have reported that the Chicago Bears and free-agent quarterback Mike Glennon have come to terms on a three year deal worth $43.5 million dollars, or $14.5 million dollars per season. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network was one of the first to report the deal this morning.

Reports attached to the signing have also indicated that the Bears will still take a quarterback in the 2017 NFL Draft in April. The amount of guaranteed money in the Glennon deal is unknown as of this morning, but should become available as we near the 3:00 pm opening of the NFL free-agency period.

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Check back frequently for updates throughout the day on the latest Bears free-agency news on day one of the NFL free-agency signing period, right here on The Loop Sports!

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