How the Bears can hit a home run in April free agency

Free agency isn't over, and the Bears can still add plenty of talent.

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At this point in the offseason, it's all about adding talent in wise, calculated moves. For the Chicago Bears, a lot of the heavy lifting has been done.

The trade to bring in Keenan Allen, along with the trade that sent Justin Fields to Pittsburgh, were two moves that dominated Chicago's headlines thus far. And, we still have the 2024 NFL Draft ahead, where Caleb Williams is as close to being a Bear, without officially being part of the organization, as he'll ever be.

With just three additional picks in the draft after selecting Williams, the Bears don't have a lot of capital to work with. But again, this roster has very few holes now.

How can the Bears hit a home run, though, in the remainder of this year's free agency period? April could see the team add depth in areas that will essentially put the rest of the league on notice that this team intends to compete.

Chicago should bring back Cody Whitehair

The Bears traded for Ryan Bates and signed both Coleman Shelton and Matt Pryor to address the interior offensive line depth. Pryor may or may not make the final roster, while Bates and Shelton should be locks.

Teven Jenkins and Nate Davis have both missed time for one reason or another, therefore bringing back the veteran who knows Chicago well and was beloved for eight seasons, makes sense. Cody Whitehair's days of being a starter are long gone. However, having someone who can play both guard and center, in a pinch, is extremely valuable.

Whitehair knows most of the guys already. This is an easy and sensible move. He was released for a reason, and that reason was primarily to save a good chunk of money. But, bringing him back on a cheaper deal wouldn't be a bad move, at all. His experience and leadership would be welcomed back with open arms.