Yannick Ngakoue

Bears Free Agency: 4 remaining free agents Chicago should consider signing

NFL free agency is nowhere close to being over. Sure, the headline-grabbing names have all found new homes (for the most part), but the process of adding veteran talent to the Chicago Bears’ roster continues.

Consider the last wave of signings by GM Ryan Poles. It appeared the Bears were hibernating after signing Tremaine Edmunds, TJ Edwards, and the rest of their priority targets. Then came Thursday’s flurry of activity. Poles signed Andrew Billings, D’Onta Foreman, Robert Tonyan, and PJ Walker.

Nobody saw that coming.

And that’s why Bears fans can’t assume the 2023 free agency is in the rear-view mirror. Chicago still has the most money under the salary cap and can pluck their choice of second- and third-wave free agents. There’s plenty of talent to be had, too.

Here are the top four remaining free agents that Ryan Poles should consider signing.

Yannick Ngakoue

Yannick Ngakoue, Edge

The Bears have yet to sign a true pass rusher in free agency. Ngakoue began the process as one of the best available edge rushers in the 2023 free agent class, but he’s slipped through the first and into the second wave of contract signings. It’s a surprising development for a 27-year-old sack artist who’s recorded 19.5 sacks over the last two seasons. He’d immediately become Chicago’s best pass rusher if signed, and at this point, he can probably be had on a cost-effective short-term deal.

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