4 Chicago Bears free agents most likely to return in 2024

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1. Will the Chicago Bears re-sign Dan Feeney after trading for him?

Dan Feeney is going to be a free agent this year. This is not much of a big deal when you consider the team has had him for one season, and he played just 90 this year. He played 40 snaps in an emergency situation in week ten and then played 47 snaps as a starter in a meaningless week 18 game against the Green Bay Packers. So, it will not change much whether he stays or goes. 

However, if we are looking at free agents most likely to stay, it is him. First, Ryan Poles traded for him. While he is still building the roster in his name, this is someone he went out of his way to acquire. It would make the trade look better if the team kept him. 

More than that, while he did not play much, the team has not asked him for much, either. When they did ask him to play, he did not disappoint. As a depth piece who can play both guard spots and center, this is a player worth signing for a low price. 

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Lastly, if you look at the center depth chart, it is him if they re-sign him. Lucas Patrick was not on this list, and Cody Whitehair is likely to be cut soon. So, they need to find a center. They will draft one, sign one, or both. However, they need a backup. Do they want to go out of their way for that, or do they trust Feeney as a cheap, reliable backup center?