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Bears continue to hunt for budget additions in free agency

Bears continue to hunt for budget additions in free agency

PHOENIX — The Bears made some of the biggest news from the owners meeting a year ago when they hammered out a contract for Jared Allen, ending a two-week odyssey for the pass rusher in free agency. Allen received an $11.5 million roster bonus last week that was guaranteed when he signed his contract, the kind of commitment that ensured he'd be a part of the franchise's plans for this coming season. It's unlikely new general manager Ryan Pace has anything quite so daring in mind with the market at a lull entering the third week of free agency. That's a natural occurrence. The big money spending — according to the NFLPA, teams spent $1.386 billion on...

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