Second Wave of Free Agency: Five players the Chicago Bears should consider

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Kevin Minter, Inside Linebacker

As things stand right now, there are currently two starting-caliber inside linebackers on the Bears roster: Nick Kwiatkoski and Danny Trevathan. However, having additional depth is never a bad thing. Christian Jones just signed with the Detroit Lions means the Bears need to find someone who is capable of stepping in were an injury to occur.

Whether the Bears are looking for an experienced veteran or someone who’s young, one guy who could make sense in Inside Linebacker Kevin Minter. Drafted in 2013, Minter was merely a special teams player before eventually becoming in full-time starter in 2015 and 2016, while appearing in every game.

In 2017, he signed a one-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals, where he started nine games but was placed on injured reserve due to a hamstring injury.  The biggest reason Minter makes sense for the Bears is that he’s proven to be a relatively durable player and makes his impact felt on the field. Per pro-football-reference, in his four years with the Cardinals, Minter totaled 175 tackles and five sacks. If the Bears do decide to bring Minter in he’d likely receive a one or two year deal worth anywhere between three to six million dollars.