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The Chicago Bears have played the market like a tune, and the music is the sound of money being saved.
According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears have masterfully worked free agency, grabbing two starters and a nickel back for a total salary cap hit of $2.5 million. Briggs writes:
‘Contract details for linebacker James Anderson, cornerback Kelvin Hayden and right tackle Jonathan Scott confirm that all three players were signed to one-year contracts.
Anderson, who projects to be the starting strong-side linebacker, received a $200,000 signing bonus as part of his $1.25 million deal.
Hayden and Scott both were signed to minimum-salary benefit deals so they count less vs. the salary cap.’
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