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Track the Bears' 2014 free agents

The Bears head into the offseason with 23 of their own players without contracts. Track where these players, including Devin Hester and Charles Tillman, sign.

NAMEPOSITIONAGE AS OF SEPT. 1, 20142014 TEAM AND CONTRACT
James AndersonLB30Signed with Patriots on 6/4
Started all 16 games, led the Bears with 102 tackles. Also had 4 sacks, 10 tackles for loss and 4 passes defensed.
Earl BennettWR27Signed with Browns on 5/15
In 15 games and three starts, had 32 catches for 243 yards and four touchdowns. Appeared in 53.8 percent of snaps in 15 games. Cut on 3/18.
Zack BowmanCB29Signed one-year deal with Giants on 3/31
Played in all 16 games with 7 starts (for Charles Tillman). Had 45 tackles, 3 interceptions and 7 passes defensed.
Eben BrittonOL26Signed one-year deal with Bears on 4/3
Played in 13 games with 4 starts. Played in 22.2% of offensive snaps as an extra tackle, played right tackle for Jordan Mills in season finale.
Michael BushRB30Free agent
Had 63 carries for 197 yards (3.1-yard average), three touchdowns and four catches for 48 yards and a receiving TD. Released on 3/10
Landon CohenDT28Free Agent
Played in 13 games with 3 starts after signing with team on 9/27, 14 tackles, played 32.1% of defensive snaps.
Nate CollinsDT26Signed one-year deal with Bears on 3/9
Played In 5 games with 2 starts before tearing his ACL against the Saints. 13 tackles, 1 sack, 3 QB hits.
Blake CostanzoLB30Signed with 49ers on 6/3
Played in all 16 games, had 8 tackles, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery on special teams.=
Roberto GarzaC35Signed one-year deal with Bears on 2/27
The Hub Report: Garza signing a win-win
Kelvin Haydendata31Signed one-year deal with Bears on 2/28
Missed entire 2013 season after tearing hamstring in training camp. Played all 16 games in 2012 with 2 starts.
Devin HesterRS31Signed three-year deal with Falcons on 3/20
Played all 16 games, had 18 punt returns for 256 yards (14.2-yard average) with 1 TD. Averaged 27.6 yards on kickoff returns.
Patrick MannellyLS39Free Agent
Played in 14 games, franchise leader in games played, perfect on all snaps.
Derrick MartinDB29Signed one-year deal with Bears on 2/24
Played in 7 games after signing on 11/13. Had 1 tackle on special teams.
Josh McCownQB35Signed two-year deal with Buccaneers on 3/12
Played in 8 games with 5 starts. Completed 66.5% of passes for 1,829 yards, 13 touchdowns and 1 INT, QB rating of 109.0.
Sherrick McManisCB26Signed one-year deal with Bears on 3/19
Played in 15 games with 1 start. Had 7 tackles on special teams.
Henry MeltonDT27Signed with Cowboys on 3/18
Started 3 games before tearing ACL in Pittsburgh. Had 5 tackles, 1 fumble recovery. Played on the franchise tag.
Jordan PalmerQB30Signed one-year deal with Bears on 3/9
Did not play in a game. In preseason finale, completed 11-of-17 passes for 111 yards and 1 touchdown.
Julius PeppersDE33Signed 3-year deal with Packers on 3/15
Started all 16 games, led the Bears with seven sacks. Had an $18.1 million cap hit for 2014 and was cut on 3/11.
Adam PodleshP31Signed with Steelers on 4/15
Had a net punting average of 37.9 yards, his lowest with the Bears. Had a career-low gross average of 40.6 yards per punt. Was released on 3/5.
Jeremiah RatliffDT33Signed two-year deal with Bears on 3/5
Played in 5 games with 4 starts after signing on 11/2. Had 9 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 2 TFLs and 5 QB hits.
Dante RosarioTE29Signed one-year deal with Bears on 2/27; cut on 3/10; re-signed on 3/13
Played in 15 games with 3 starts. Had 1 catch for 13 yards. Played in 17.2% of offensive snaps.
Jonathan ScottOT31Free Agent
Was inactive for every game in 2013. Played in 12 games with 7 starts in 2012.
Craig SteltzS28Signed one-year deal with Bears on 3/18
Played in 16 games with 1 start. Had 24 tackles, led special teams with 9 tackles.
Charles TillmanCB33Signed one-year deal with Bears on 3/14
Started 8 games before tearing triceps against Detroit. Had 41 tackles, 6 passes defensed, 3 INTs and 3 forced fumbles.
D.J. WilliamsLB32Signed one-year deal with Bears on 3/11
Played in 6 games with 4 starts before tearing pec muscle against Giants. Had 27 tackles, 2 sacks and 4 tackles for loss.
Corey WoottonDL27Signed one-year deal with Vikings on 3/20
Played in 16 games with 15 starts. Had 35 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 8 TFLs, 6 QB hits and 5 passes defensed.
Major WrightS26Signed one-year deal with Buccaneers on 4/4
Started 15 games. Had 99 tackles, 2 interceptions, 3 passes defensed and 2 forced fumbles.

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