Over 30? Bears Are Not Interested.

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune answers your questions:

“Would James Jones make any sense for a year? I’m not comfortable with just Alshon Jeffery and Kevin White leading the way given limited appearances. — @garretson_jeff “

“I don’t believe the Bears have any interest in him right now. What happens when you bring in a player like Jones is it limits opportunities for younger players that could be developing. The Bears would like to see more from Marquess Wilson and then you’ve got options like Cameron Meredith and Josh Bellamy that are worthy of a look this spring and summer.”

It always surprises me when someone asks a question like this because, with all due respect, it often means that they’ve completely missed the point of what the Bears are doing.

The Bears are in full rebuilding mode right now. They aren’t interested in players over 30 years old. In fact, the only player that they’ve signed this offseason that is 30 was cornerback Tracy Porter and their previous experience with him probably played a factor there.

The Bears aren’t interested in players on one-year deals. They want young building blocks that will be around for years to come. Perhaps they’ll be signing some older players to one-year prove it deals after the draft to plug remaining holes. But those will be out of absolute necessity because they can’t find value elsewhere and the definitely aren’t interested right now.

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