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(WSCR) It didn’t take long for new Bears general manager Phil Emery to make his splash in Chicago.
The NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi ranked the Bears second in free agency acquisitions, behind only the Buccaneers.
The Bucs managed to sign free agent wide receiver Vincent Jackson to a multi-year deal, while roping in guard Carl Nicks.
Still, Lombardi was impressed with the Bears’ moves.
“Just before the free-agency period officially began, the Bears made a massive splash by acquiring wide receiver Brandon Marshall from the Dolphins,” Lombardi wrote in a column for NFL.com. “Marshall is inconsistent in everything he does, on and off the field, but his reunion with Jay Cutler does give the Bears’ quarterback a big-time receiver — something Cutler has missed in his time in The Windy City. I loved the Eric Weems signing, as he fits philosophically with the Bears’ affection for controlling field position with the return game. Former Oakland Raiders running back Michael Bush is another talented player who can make Matt Forte even more effective, particularly in the nickel sets.”