Grading Chicago Bears 2023 Free Agent Signings through bye week of 2023

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Robert Tonyan, TE

Marcedes Lewis, TE

Robert Tonyan has a $2.7M cap hit, while Marcedes Lewis is at $2M. However, Lewis is playing 26% of the snaps on offense while Tonyan is 24%. The Bears are getting little from Tonyan as a pass catcher, and Lewis is proving more as a blocker. 

Both are low-cost, and neither has long-term impacts, so it is tough to get too mad. 

Robert Tonyan signing: C+

Marcedes Lewis signing: B 

Rasheem Green, Edge 

Rahseem Green has a $2.4 M cap hit. He has played 37% of the defensive snaps this year. That is the lowest rate since his rookie year. For perspective, last year, he played 53% of the snaps. 

This signing has not worked, but for those saying that Trevis Gipson is much better, he currently has 39 pass rush snaps, compared to Green, who has 162. 

Ryan Poles Grade: C

D’onta Foreman, RB

D’onta Foreman has been a hit. He was inactive from week two through week five but injuries thrust him into the lineup. He currently has 92 rushes for 381 yards. An injury may have ended his chance at starting as Roschon Johnson took over his workload. Still, with a $2M cap hit, the Bears got plenty out of him. 

Ryan Poles Grade: A

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Travis Homer, RB

Travis Homer has a $1.8M cap hit. He has kept a gameday helmet due to special teams, for which he has 160 snaps. That is good enough for the cost, even though he has six offensive snaps. 

Ryan Poles Grade: B+

Dylan Cole, LB 

Dylan Cole signed for just over $1M. He has just three defensive snaps, but with 221 special teams snaps and coming in cheaper than Travis Homer, this has to help this be a successful signing. 

Ryan Poles Grade: A