NFL State of the Franchise: All 32 Teams

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Aug 15, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) looks to pass against the San Diego Chargers during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Free Agency Signings:

  • S Antrel Rolle
  • WR Eddie Royal
  • DE/OLB Pernell McPhee
  • ILB Mason Foster


  • QB Jimmy Clausen

Free Agency Period Trade:

  • Trade WR Brandon Marshall to New York Jets for draft pick


  • Redskins sign DT Stephen Paea
  • Buccaneers sign S Chris Conte

Draft Picks

  • WR Kevin White
  • DT Eddie Goldman
  • C Hroniss Grasu
  • RB Jeremy Langford
  • FS Adrian Amos
  • OT Fayo Fabuluje

State of the Franchise: Ascending

The Chicago Bears have truely gotten better as they have improved their run defense, secondary and pass-rush this offseason. On offense, via the draft and free agency, they Bears went out and got weapons to put with Alshon Jeffery. Jay Cutler has no excuses as everything is so much better but the division they play in is tough.

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