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NFL Tracker: Where the top 2016 free agents are going

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NFL Tracker: Where the top 2016 free agents are going

The new League year is almost upon us. CSNChicago.com is tracking all the major signings as NFL free agency begins Wednesday at 3 p.m.

For a complete list of 2016 NFL free agents go to Rotoworld.com.

Quarterbacks

Kirk Cousins signs franchise tag with Redskins.

Sam Bradford signs two-year, $36 million deal with Eagles.

Brock Osweiler signs four-year, $72 million deal with Texans.

Chase Daniel agrees to three-year, $21 million deal with Eagles.

Chad Henne signs two-year, $8 million deal with Jaguars.

Matt Schaub agrees to deal with Falcons.

Colt McCoy signs three-year deal with Redskins.

Drew Stanton returns to Cardinals with two-year, $6.5 million deal.

Dan Orlovsky signs undisclosed deal with Lions.

Luke McCown signs two-year, $3 million deal with Saints

Matt Cassel signs one-year deal with Titans

Kellen Clemens signs one-year, $1.065 million deal with Chargers.

Running Back

Matt Forte agrees to three-year, $12 million deal with Jets.

Doug Martin re-signs with the Buccaneers on a five-year, $35.75 million deal.

Lamar Miller signs a four-year, $26 million deal with the Texans.

C.J. Anderson signs four-year, $18 million offer sheet with Dolphins.

Chris Ivory agrees to five-year deal with Jaguars.

Khiry Robinson signs one-year, $1.75 million deal with Jets.

Bilal Powell signs three-year, $11.25 million deal with Jets

Shaun Draughn signs one-year deal with 49ers.

Jacquizz Rodgers re-signs one-year deal with Bears.

[MORE FREE AGENCY: Bears bolster defense, agree to terms with linebacker Jerrell Freeman]

Fullback

Mike Tolbert re-signs with Panthers for two-years and $4 million.

Wide Receiver

Alshon Jeffery signs franchise tag ($14.599 million) with Bears.

Travis Benjamin agrees to four-year, $24 million with Chargers.

Marvin Jones agrees to five-year, $40 million deal with Lions.

Mohamed Sanu signs five-year, $32.5 million deal with Falcons.

Rishard Matthews signs three-year, $15 million deal with Titans.

Brian Quick signs one-year, $1.75 million deal with Rams.

Jermaine Kearse signs three-year, $13.5 million deal with Seahawks.

Darrius Heyward-Bey signs three-year, $3.8 million deal with Steelers.

Chris Hogan signs offer sheet with Patriots.

Rod Streater signs undisclosed deal with Chiefs. 

Keshawn Martin signs two-year, $3 million with Patriots.

Brandon Tate signs one-year deal with Bengals.

Marc Mariani re-signs one-year deal with Bears.

Tight End

Antonio Gates re-signs with the Chargers on two-year, $12 million deal.

Ladarius Green agrees to multi-year deal with Steelers.

Dwayne Allen returns to Colts on four-year, $29.4 million deal.

Coby Fleener signs five-year, $36 million with Saints.

Ben Watson agrees to two-year, $7 million deal with Titans.

Marcedes Lewis signs three-year, $12 million deal with Jaguars.

Craig Stevens signs one-year, $2 million deal with Titans.

Garrett Celek signs four-year, $14 million deal with 49ers.

Michael Hoomanawanui signs three-year deal with Saints.

Offensive Tackle

Cordy Glenn signs franchise tag ($13.07 million) with Bills

Mitchell Schwartz signs five-year, $33 million deal with Chiefs.

Bobby Massie signs three-year, $18 million deal with Bears.

Joseph Barksdale signs four-year, $22.2 million deal with Chargers

Chris Clark signs two-year, $6 million deal with Texans.

Donald Stephenson agrees to deal with Broncos.

Jermon Bushrod signs one-year deal with Dolphins.

Sam Young signs one-year, $760K deal with Dolphins.

Guard/Center

Alex Mack agrees to five-year, $47.5 million deal with Falcons.

Kelechi Osemele agrees to five-year, $58.5 million deal with Raiders.

Brandon Brooks signs five-year, $40 million deal with Eagles.

Alex Boone agrees to multi-year deal with Vikings.

Jeff Allen signs four-year, $28 million deal with Texans.

Richie Incognito re-signs three-year, $15.75 deal with Bills.

Ramon Foster re-signs three-year deal with Steelers.

Ben Jones agrees to four-year, $17.5 million deal with Titans.

Mike Harris re-signs with Vikings for one-year, $3 million deal.

J.R. Sweezy signs five-year, $32.5 million deal with Buccaneers.

Chris Scott re-signs one-year deal with Panthers.

[MORE FREE AGENCY: Bears add to 'violent' quotient with Danny Trevathan, Bobby Massie]

Defensive Line

Muhammad Wilkerson signs franchise tag with Jets.

Malik Jackson agrees to six-year, $85.5 million with Jaguars.

Derek Wolfe re-signs four-year, $36.7 million deal with Broncos.

Jaye Howard signs two-year, $12 million deal with Chiefs.

Damon Harrison signs five-year, $46.25 million deal with Giants.

Haloti Ngata agrees to two-year deal with Lions.

Ian Williams returns to 49ers on five-year, $27.5 million deal.

Charles Johnson re-signs one-year, $3 million deal with Panthers.

Vinny Curry re-signs five-year, $47.25 million deal with Eagles.

Cedric Thornton signs four-year, $18 million deal with Cowboys.

Brandon Mebane signs three-year, $13.5 million deal with Chargers. 

Adrian Clayborn signs two-year, $9 million deal with Falcons.

Tyrunn Walker re-signs with Lions for one-year, $1.6 million.

Letroy Guion re-signs three-year, $11.25 million deal with Packers.

Kendall Reyes signs one-year deal with Redskins.

Ahtyba Rubin signs three-year, $12 million deal with Seahawks.

Kedric Golston re-signs one-year, $1 million deal with the Redskins.

Kenrick Ellis re-signs one-year deal with Vikings.

Mitch Unrein re-signs two-year deal with Bears.

Defensive End/Linebacker

Von Miller signs franchise tag with Broncos.

Jason Pierre-Paul re-signs one-year, 10 million deal with Giants.

Olivier Vernon signs five-year, $85 million deal with Giants.

Mario Williams agrees to two-year, $17 million deal with Dolphins.

Tamba Hali signs three-year, $22 million deal with Chiefs.

Bruce Irvin agrees to four-year, $37 million deal with Raiders.

Nick Perry signs one-year, $5 million deal with Packers.

William Hayes re-signs with Rams on a three-year, $21 million deal.

Albert McClellan signs three-year deal with Ravens.

Derrick Shelby signs four-year, $18 million deal with Dolphins

Linebacker

Danny Trevathan signs four-year, $24.5 million deal with Bears.

Jerrell Freeman signs three-year, $12 million deal with Bears.

Derrick Johnson signs three-year, $21 million deal with Chiefs.

Mark Barron signs five-year, $45 million with Rams.

Rolando McClain re-signs one-year, $4 million deal with Cowboys.

Mason Foster re-signs two-year deal with Redskins.

Tahir Whitehead signs two-year, $8 million deal with Lions.

Vincent Rey signs three-year, $11.5 million deal with Bengals.

Emmanuel Lamur agrees to deal with Vikings.

Nigel Bradham signs two-year deal with Eagles.

Sean Weatherspoon signs one-year deal with Falcons.

Keenan Robinson signs one-year, $3.5 million deal with Giants.

Audie Cole re-signs one-year deal with Vikings.

Travis Lewis signs undisclosed deal with Vikings.

Tank Carder re-signs with Browns on a two-year, $2.5 million deal.

[SHOP: Gear up, Bears fans!]

Cornerback

Josh Norman signs franchise tag with Panthers.

Janoris Jenkins agrees to five-year, $62.5 million deal with Giants.

Trumaine Johnson signs franchise tag ($13.952 million) with Rams.

Prince Amukamara signs one-year deal with Jaguars.

Sean Smith signs four-year, $40 million deal with Chiefs.

Pacman Jones signs three-year deal to return to Bengals.

Tracy Porter three-year, $12 million deal with Bears.

Brent Grimes signs two-year, $16.5 deal with Buccaneers.

Leodis McKelvin signs two-year, $6.2 million deal with Eagles.

Jeremy Lane signs four-year, $23 million deal with Seahawks.

William Gay returns to Steelers on three-year deal.

Brice McCain signs two-year, $4 million deal with Titans.

Morris Claiborne signs one-year, $3 million deal with Cowboys.

Shareece Wright signs three-year, $16 million deal with Ravens.

Kyle Wilson re-signs one-year deal with Saints.

Sherrick McManis signs two-year, $2.85 million deal with Bears.

Marcus Sherels signs two-year deal with Vikings.

Safety

Eric Berry signs franchise tag with Chiefs

George Iloka signs five-year, $30 million deal with Bengals.

Tashaun Gipson agrees to five-year, $35.5 million deal with Jaguars.

Rodney McLeod agrees to five-year, $37 million deal with Eagles.

Tyvon Branch signs two-year, $10 million deal with Cardinals.

Michael Griffin signs one-year, $3 million deal with Vikings.

Andrew Sendejo re-signs four-year, $16 million deal with Vikings.

Isa Abdul-Quddus signs three-year, $12.75 million deal with Dolphins.

Dwight Lowery signs three-year, $7.2 million deal with Chargers.

Rafael Bush signs one-year, $2.4 million deal with Lions.

Chris Clemons signs one-year deal with Cardinals.

Keith Tandy re-signs with Buccaneers on a two-year, $1.85 million deal.

Nate Allen signs one-year, $3 million deal with Raiders.

Robert Golden re-signs three-year, $5 million deal with Steelers.

Kicker

Justin Tucker signs franchise tag with Ravens.

Mason Crosby signs four-year, $16.1 million deal with Packers.

Adam Vinatieri signs two-year, $6 million deal with Colts.

Nick Novak signs one-year, $965K deal with Texans.

Kai Forbath signs deal with Saints.

Punter

Marquette King re-signs five-year, $16.5 million deal with Raiders.

Shane Lechler signs one-year deal with Texans.

Brad Nortman agrees to four-year deal with Jaguars.

Which Saints player would you want on the Bears?

Which Saints player would you want on the Bears?

The Chicago Bears have a tough test ahead of them Sunday at home against the 5-1 New Orleans Saints. Not only is New Orleans rolling on offense, even without QB Drew Brees in the lineup, but their defense has ascended into near-elite territory over the last few games.

This shouldn't come as a surprise to NFL fans, either. The Saints are overflowing with talent on both sides of the ball and there are several players who would represent an upgrade on the Bears.

Let's start on offense, where the obvious pick is Brees. But since he won't take the field in Week 7, we'll look elsewhere. 

Running back Alvin Kamara is about as dynamic as it gets at the position in 2019. He offers an equally lethal skill set as a runner and receiver with the kind of contact balance and burst to flip the field in one play. Imagine him working in Matt Nagy's offense? Scary.

There's also wide receiver Michael Thomas, who may just be the game's best all-around player at the position. He can beat defensive backs on all three levels of the passing game and is off to an incredible start to the season with 53 catches, 632 yards and three touchdowns. I'll do the math for you: those numbers equate to a 141-catch, 1,685-yard season. Yup. He's going to be a tough assignment for cornerbacks Kyle Fuller and Prince Amukamara.

New Orleans' offense isn't limited to just talent at the skill positions, either. Tackles Terron Armstead and Ryan Ramczyk are two of their four highest-graded players on offense, per Pro Football Focus, and each would represent a potential upgrade over Charles Leno, Jr. and Bobby Massie. Armstead and Ramczyk each rank in PFF's top 15 at offensive tackle in 2019, while Leno, Jr. and Massie are both outside of the top 50.

On the defensive side of the ball, it's hard to find a player who the Bears would prefer over a current starter, but one candidate is cornerback Marshon Lattimore. 

Lattimore hasn't been great this season, but his incredible blend of long speed and ability to change directions quickly established him as one of the league's most talented cornerbacks during his rookie season. It's a volatile position where players go through peaks and valleys during their careers, but Lattimore's physical gifts are borderline rare.

Cameron Jordan, the Saints' premier edge rusher and most recognizable name on the defense, would be enticing as well. He leads the team with five sacks and has accumulated 31 pressures over six games, proof that he's a handful for opposing offensive linemen. He wouldn't be a perfect scheme fit for the Bears, but lining him up opposite Khalil Mack would be fun to watch (to say the least).

This is a tough call. What say you? Head over to Twitter and share your thoughts here.

Rams' trade for Jalen Ramsey will have a direct impact on Bears' season

Rams' trade for Jalen Ramsey will have a direct impact on Bears' season

The Los Angeles Rams pulled off a blockbuster trade for Jacksonville Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey Tuesday night, sending two first-round picks (2020 and 2021) and a 2021 fourth-round pick for the superstar defender.

It's the second trade the Rams have accomplished in one day. Los Angeles shipped CB Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens for LB Kenny Young and a 2020 fifth-round pick earlier on Tuesday, completing a makeover in their secondary that will have a direct impact the Chicago Bears this season.

The Bears travel to Los Angeles to face the Rams in Week 11 as part of a brutal five-game stretch coming off of their bye week. Ramsey makes it even worse.

The Rams had little choice but to pull off a mega-deal like this. They're entering Week 7 with the 19th ranked pass defense and an underwhelming 3-3 record, a far cry from the expectations for last year's Super Bowl runner-up.

Mitch Trubisky and the Bears offense will have their hands full on November 17. The combination of Aaron Donald on the defensive line and Ramsey in the secondary is as intimidating as any defensive duo in the NFL and is capable of destroying even the smartest and most efficient passing attacks. And that's not exactly Chicago's pass offense so far.

Trubisky, who's expected to return from a left shoulder injury Sunday against the Saints, hasn't proven this season that he's capable of staring down the barrel of a Donald-Ramsey alliance. It will be a ridiculously difficult challenge for a quarterback who's still finding his way as a pro.

Ramsey has missed the last three games for a variety of reasons, most of which appear as tricks to remain healthy in anticipation of a trade.  He's a two-time Pro Bowler and has nine interceptions from 2016-2018.

Now, Ramsey is an opponent on Chicago's 2019 schedule.