Bears will wade carefully into free agent pool
Free agency is filled with hopes, dreams, reaches, nightmares and plenty of money but there is no telling what will come the way of NFL teams when the signing season opens at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Clubs officially were allowed to make direct contact with player agents, beginning at noon EST on Saturday, but no discussions can be binding until the new league year begins Tuesday. In reality, clubs started letting agents know who they planned to pursue last month at the scouting combine. The Bears went into free agency a year ago with left tackle as their greatest need and came away with Jermon Bushrod. They also added tight end Martellus Bennett, who filled what was arguably their second-...