The Bears are going to be focused on drafting defensively in this year’s upcoming draft. However, the the other way to acquire players in the NFL is through free agency. The Buffalo Bills announced Monday that they will not franchise tag free agent safety Jairus Byrd. The five-year veteran is a three-time Pro Bowler with good ball-hawking skills. He’s one of the best safeties in the league and is astronomically better than Chris Conte and Major Wright.
Drafted players always have many questions to answer. Even so-called experts can’t truly predict how everyone will fare in the NFL. The Bears need to rebuild their repugnant defense with a mixture of youth and experience. Jairus Byrd has proven to be a good player and would be extremely beneficial to Chicago’s precarious secondary. He had a solid 2013 season despite missing five games.
So should the Bears go after Byrd? Is there a better, more cost-effective safety out there? Should they focus on different positions this free agency and look for a safety in the draft? There’s always so many questions. But one thing we do know is the answer to “Should the Bears find replacements to Chris Conte and Major Wright?” Yes. And fast.
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