How many Bears players on last year's opening day roster were acquired last offseason?
Looking at the Bears roster in last year's season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, 20 of their 53 players (37.7 percent) were acquired last offseason. The group included six draft picks:
I read that the Bears are one of the NFL teams who have the least amount of room under the salary cap. How much money do they have to work with?
It's extremely difficult to quantify exactly how much space the Bears have under the salary cap because it's a very fluid situation with several moving parts. When you see figures on the Internet generated by media members, those are only estimates. Like I said, the actual number is very tough to pinpoint and it changes every time the Bears add or subtract a player.
I was glad to see the Bears re-sign defensive tackle
At this juncture of the year I think it's too early to speculate whether Nate Collins will win a starting position. What I can tell you is that he will definitely add quality depth to a line that needs it and should be part of the rotation inside as long as he doesn't experience any setbacks in his recovery from the torn ACL he suffered last season. What I like about Collins is that he has the quickness inside to rush the passer and the Bears need as many pass rushers as they can find.