Chicago Bears: linebackers
January, 28, 2013
By Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com
AP Photo/Marcio Jose SanchezThe Bears made a run at Justin Durant two years ago before he signed with the Lions.ESPNChicago is examining potential unrestricted free agents at various positions of need for the Chicago Bears.
It's hard to remember the last time linebacker wasn't considered a strength of the Bears' defense. With all the player movement in the NFL, the Bears have experienced little turnover at linebacker, essentially relying on five players over the last eight seasons: Brian Urlacher, Lance Briggs, Nick Roach, Hunter Hillenmeyer and Pisa Tinoisamoa -- Jamar Williams, Geno Hayes and Blake Costanzo also made occasional contributions but nothing sustained over a long period of time.
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