5 free agent situations on Carolina Panthers for Chicago Bears to follow

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1. The Chicago Bears could look at secondary members from the Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers have some big moves to make in their secondary. They may cut Donte Jackson for salary reasons, which would bring a new starting cornerback onto the market. Does that impact Jaylon Johnson's negotiations in any way? Does it help that there are backup options out there?

Other cornerbacks include CJ Henderson and Shaq Griffin. Both are coming off of poor seasons, and both would only be entertained if Jaylon Johnson was out the door.

The two main secondary names to watch are Sam Franklin and Jeremy Chinn. If the Chicago Bears move on from Eddie Jackson, they will have a starting spot available with no one ready to fill it on the roster. 

Franklin is mostly on special teams but did play 289 snaps last year and has 781 snaps in his career. Could he compete with Elijah Hicks? 

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Jeremy Chinn would be a fun addition, and he is familiar with Phil Snow, who has been helping the Bears defense after their defensive coordinator left. Still, he is too similar to Jaquan Brisker right now, and the fit would be tough. Still, it has to be an option, and they could vary how they use their safeties if Chinn does suit up next to Brisker.