3 players who could re-sign with Bears late in free agency

Could Ryan Poles decide to bring these guys back?
Chicago Bears, Marcedes Lewis
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With the 2024 NFL Draft in the rear view, the Chicago Bears now look ahead to the bulk of their offseason activities and preparing for training camp.

General manager Ryan Poles has done a phenomenal job building this Bears roster into a competitive and contending unit, but there is still plenty of time for another move or two.

Chicago has a few of their own free agents still looking for a job, and this is around the time where you start to wonder whether it makes sense to bring some of them back as added depth.

The Bears could bring back three notable veterans still available via free agency

1. Marcedes Lewis, TE

The Bears currently have two strong options at tight end in Cole Kmet and Gerald Everett, but the depth behind those two is questionable at best. Specifically, the Bears could use a legitimate blocking opition. Will that end up being someone like Stephen Carlson? How about undrafted free agent Brendan Bates?

Chicago could also go out and re-sign Marcedes Lewis to play in his 19th season. Lewis is set to turn 40 years old in just a few days, but he's continued to do what he does best: stay in shape, stay available and block better than most.

He's not going to be a receiving threat at this stage in his career, but Lewis still loves the game and does one thing exceedingly well: block.

For a team that's set at receiving options at the position, the Bears should strongly consider re-signing Lewis as their third tight end, putting any questions to bed about their tight end room and how it will shake out.