Are We Prepared to Lose Adrian Amos? And Other Bullets

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Are We Prepared to Lose Adrian Amos? And Other Bullets

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If you thought you got a good night of sleep, only to realize that your clocks moved ahead an hour while you were sleeping, then you’re not alone.

  • Adrian Amos’ market is growing as we approach open season for “legal tampering” in the NFL:

  • NFL reporter Matt Lombardo reports several teams are showing interest in Bears safety Adrian Amos. The Giants are one of the teams that could be a fit for the free-agent-to-be, especially after the team decided not to use the Franchise or Transition tag as a way to retain safety Landon Collins. Amos has said he wants to be back, the Bears want him back, and that there has been communication on both ends. Otherwise, there has been no public negotiation between the two. If Amos doesn’t return to Chicago, at least we know he’ll be well-compensated by a team in need of his services.
  • I’d still keep an eye on the Broncos as a fit for Amos. Denver recently cut its starting safety and OverTheCap.com’s projections have the team with $36,442,067 in cap space. After a recent adjustment, OTC has the Bears with $17,469,341. It’s not the worst cap situation in the league, but who couldn’t use more cap-related wiggle room?
  • Given the number of available safeties on the market, I can’t say I hate the idea of allowing Amos to walk, receiving a compensatory pick in 2020, and re-allocating available cap funds in an attempt to bring back Bryce Callahan. Choosing between Amos’ reliability and steady play over the year and Callahan’s big-play potential (which comes with notable injury concerns) was never going to be easy, but it looks like that situation will be cleared up in short order.
  • At this time last year, it was the Bears looking to make a big splash by signing a free agent who was leaving the team who drafted him. And as far as I’m concerned, the Allen Robinson signing. Has worked out nicely. We’re just one year (13 games, to be precise) into his three-year deal and the Bears have already seen the benefits of this addition. Beyond the 55 catches, 754 yards, and four touchdowns, Robinson brought leadership to an offensive unit that didn’t have much of it prior to his arrival.
  • A young leader for a bright future:

  • As for the leader of the Bears’ offensive line, Kyle Long is never one to be shy when it comes to sharing thoughts:

https://www.facebook.com/BleacherNationBears/photos/a.1325244567521699/2214094681970012/?type=3&theater

  • The 2018 season was another injury-shortened year for Kyle Long, but he was able to work his way back into the lineup after an IR stint to get his first taste of playoff glory. Then he re-worked his contract to help the team free up cap space so it can make moves to improve its Super Bowl chances. Team players deserve an extra boost, so let’s see how the Bears can make the most of this situation.
  • Matt Nagy probably needs to upgrade his trophy case for a trophy room:

https://www.instagram.com/p/Buzz5HLnr_R/

  • If anyone has a visor to match that tux, it’s Nagy … right?
  • I wonder what these three characters talked about last night:

  • Nagy’s offense could use a boost from the tight end position. And while the Bears won’t find Travis Kelce, George Kittle, or Rob Gronkowski in free agency, there is still a need to fill at a relatively important roster spot. Chris Emma of 670 The Score sorts through the Bears’ options to get a little extra from that position group.
  • There was a moment where I thought Carlos Hyde was going to be a potential fit for the Bears. Instead, he signed a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs. It’s a discounted salary compared to what he could have received elsewhere, but that’s a trade-off I’m sure he is willing to make in order to play alongside league MVP Patrick Mahomes.
  • This is a different way to look at the Antonio Brown trade:

  • The juice is worth the squeeze for the players:

 



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.