Chicago had a disappointing 2011-12 NFL season as the Bears missed the playoffs and injuries were the top reason for the downfall, but this off-season the front office is being pro-active and the team will look very strong for the upcoming year.
The biggest news for Bears fans was the team making a trade to acquire All-Pro wide receiver Brandon Marshall in a move that gives quarterback Jay Cutler a familiar target and the Bears a big receiver they have needed for years. The team also signed veteran quarterback Jason Campbell in a move that was necessary after the ineffective play of Cutler's backup last year.
In the latest rumor from Bleacher Report it suggests the Bears try to add another weapon on offense by signing free agent tight end Dallas Clark. Clark had a sub-par season last year, but most of that had to do with the Colts losing quarterback Peyton Manning to injury and the young quarterbacks inability to read defenses.
Chicago head into the 2012 NFL Draft with needs on the offensive line, so it is no surprise that most experts have the Bears taking an offensive tackle with the 19th overall choice next month. Mike Adams from Ohio State missed last year with the schools scandal, but he has the size and talent to play in the league and would give the team some much-needed depth and help keep Cutler and company healthy for the entire year.
Chicago enters the 2012-13 season looking up at Green Bay and Detroit, but with the moves the team had made, this could be a very good year for Bears fans and that is good news for the entire league.