Of course, the biggest question mark is around the biggest 2013 cap hit, quarterback Jay Cutler. Will Phil Emery and the Bears find a way to extend Cutler or will they resort to the Franchise Tag? Could they let him walk?
Other players who are still under contract in 2014 but could be on the way out include Julius Peppers ($18.2 million against the 2014 salary cap), running back Michael Bush ($3.85 million), Earl Bennett ($2.45 million), Adam Podlesh ($1.8 million), Eric Weems ($1.6 million) and Chris Conte ($788k).
For me, I’d like to see them bring back Cutler, Tillman, Jennings, Wootton, James Anderson, Patrick Mannelly, Matt Slauson, Josh McCown, Eben Britton and Jeremiah Ratliff. I hate to see Hester go, but unless he’s willing to settle for returner money and not #1 wide receiver money, I just can’t justify keeping him.
What do you think? Which players would you like to see brought back and which will you offer to take to the airport?