Top available free agents for Bears to sign on Day 2 of free agency

Day 1 wasn't all too eventful, but Day 2 could be.

Chicago Bears, Ryan Poles
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Day 1 of NFL free agency kicked off with the Chicago Bears making the first move in all of the league, coming to terms with running back D'Andre Swift in a hurry.

The deal was for three years and $24 million in total, which was the first of many running back contracts to be announced on Monday. The running back landscape has once again changed, with these guys finally getting paid on multi-year deals and for a bit more money than they had been getting, so for running back truthers, this has been a fun change to see.

Swift joins a Bears back field including Khalil Herbert and Roschon Johnson, giving Chicago a potentially-scary trio of versatile running backs who do a lot of things well. You can rest assured, no matter who the quarterback is, the Bears are going to remain focused on running the ball and running it well.

On Day 2 of the legal tampering period, the Bears have tons of options in free agency still. There are a lot of names available at key positions of need.

Best available free agents on Day 2 of NFL free agency

Danielle Hunter, EDGE
Bud Dupree, EDGE
Jadeveon Clowney, EDGE
Carl Lawson DE
Chase Young, DE
Josh Uche, DE
D.J. Reader, DT
Grover Stewart, DT
Sheldon Rankins, DT
Tyron Smith, OT
Calvin Ridley, WR
Curtis Samuel, WR
Odell Beckham Jr., WR
Marquise Brown, WR
Van Jefferson, WR
Tyler Boyd, WR
Connor Williams, C
Brian Allen, C
Connor McGovern, C
Dalton Risner, G
Mike Gesicki, TE
Austin Hooper, TE

Bears fans would love to see Ryan Poles go after a defensive lineman or two. That's one of the main areas this team could stand to improve. And, with the secondary and linebackers being locked and loaded now after the signing of Kevin Byard, this defense has the potential to be a frightening unit.

There are some big names available on the line, too, with guys like Danielle Hunter and D.J. Reader still sitting out there. The Vikings signed defensive end Jonathan Greenard, signaling the official end of the Hunter era, and the Bears have remained a team connected with the former Viking. Reader, meanwhile, is one of the league's top run-stuffing defensive tackles and is there for the taking.

How much cap space do the Bears have left?

According to Over the Cap, the Bears still have over $57 million in cap space left to spend, the fourth-most in all of the NFL. As things are just getting started, Poles has a whole lot more possibilities in front of him and plenty of money to spend.

Of course, Bears fans would love to see additions at the wide receiver position, with a bigger splash likely coming in the draft. The offensive line might stand to use some added depth, as well as tight end. But for now, this Bears roster is coming together and looks to be in strong shape at the moment, and with plenty more money available to spend within the cap.