The Chicago Bears made four big signings on the first day of 2023 free agency. Linebackers Tremaine Edmunds and TJ Edwards will revamp the second level of the defense, guard Nate Davis brings athleticism and power to the offensive line, and DeMarcus Walker has a chance to be a productive chess piece that slides up and down the defensive line.
But there are still several positions the Bears need to address in free agency.
The good news for GM Ryan Poles is that several top-tier free agents remain unsigned. Some of them are at major positions of need. Others would qualify as luxury signings. Regardless, the Bears can improve over the next few days.
Here are the biggest need areas that remain on the Chicago Bears roster entering Day 2 of free agency.
Justin Jones was fine in 2022, but the Bears need an upgrade to take full advantage of coach Matt Eberflus’ defensive scheme. Chicago missed out on Javon Hargrave and Dre’Mont Jones, leaving the best available free agents at the position being more second-wave players. Perhaps Poles revisits Larry Ogunjobi, who he targeted as his first big signing in 2022’s free agency period.