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Bears need a safety net in NFL draft

A busy offseason with more twists than Phil Emery could have predicted leaves the Bears in an interesting position with the NFL draft less than three weeks away. Depending on how things shake out, the Bears have signed or re-signed as many as seven starters on defense since a disappointing 8-8 season ended. They overhauled the front by adding ends Jared Allen, Lamarr Houston and Willie Young, and veteran cornerbacks Tim Jennings and Charles Tillman return. Ryan Mundy is the projected starter at strong safety, D.J. Williams has the best shot -- for now -- of being the middle linebacker and Jeremiah Ratliff could win a starting tackle job. The draft will put the finishing touches on a ...

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