Being who you thought we were since 2005!Log In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsBearsOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Latest NewsThe Bears DenNotesXs and OsSuperfansBreaking News:The Bears' 2019 Draft class is complete!脳NFL Free AgencyLatest NewsChicago Bears Free Agency 2019Bears create more cap space by converting Goldman’s bonus Cody Whitehair Jerseys Stitched , re-sign BrauneckerNew,41commentsThe Bears are making moves in advance of NFL free agency...CDTShareTweetShareShareBears create more cap space by converting Goldman’s bonus, re-sign BrauneckerKamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY SportsThe Chicago Bears are reported to have made two moves in the last 24 hours in advance of the legal negotiating window for NFL free agency that starts today at 11:00 am (Central). First, it was reported last night by John “Moon” Mullin NBC Sports Chicago, that they have re-signed tight end Ben Braunecker to a two year deal. Braunecker was set to become a restricted free agent, but the two year deal will likely come in under the RFA original round tender amount and also could be incentive laden. Braunecker played in a career high 15 games (358 total snaps) in 2018 with 2 starts. He can back up at both of Chicago’s tight end positions, the U and the Y Youth Eddie Goldman Jerseys , and he’s a core special teamer. EDIT: Contract details for Braunecker.The second move came early this morning, when it was reported by ESPN’s Field Yates that the Bears have converted the $3 million roster bonus that was due to Eddie Goldman this Friday into a signing bonus, thus creating $2.25 million in cap space. While the Bears aren’t about to spend as freely as they did a year ago in free agency, they are preparing to make a few moves. One of those moves appeared to have making a push for safety Eric Weddle, who ended up going to the Los Angeles Rams. Keep it locked right here at WCG for all your Bears’ free agency news and rumors. Fact: Dirk Koetter’s back hair doubles as a natural sunscreen"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Library FalcFans Podcast on The FalcoholicContact The FalcoholicFalcons StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Falcons NewsYahoo Falcons Team PageYahoo Falcons ReportYahoo Falcons Depth ChartYahoo Falcons TransactionsYahoo Falcons PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Rehiring Dirk Koetter checked all the boxes for Falcons HC Dan QuinnNew,44commentsFact: Dirk Koetter’s back hair doubles as a natural sunscreen EDTShareTweetShareShareRehiring Dirk Koetter checked all the boxes for Falcons HC Dan QuinnReinhold Matay-USA TODAY SportsAfter a 7-9 season full of injuries and shenanigans worth forgetting, we knew the Falcons front office would take drastic action to right the ship. While Thomas Dimitroff and company weren’t willing to put an end to the Quinn Era Eddie Goldman Jerseys Stitched , they were ready to revamp the coaching staff. Enter Dirk Koetter: former Falcons offensive coordinator, former Buccaneers head coach, and current Falcons offensive coordinator. Odds are Koetter takes a more measured approach during his second stint with the Falcons, tempering his pass-happy disposition. And we’ve explaining his hiring from our perspective already. But how did Quinn see it? Why was it a logical move from his vantage point? Quinn addressed these and other questions during the NFL’s spring meetings last month. OK, so Quinn likes his style. We knew that. But how will they work Koetter into the scheme the Falcons installed back when Kyle Shanahan was refusing to run the ball in the Super Bowl running the show? The Falcons refused to let franchise quarterback Matt Ryan dictate how they replaced Steve Sarkisian, but his familiarity with Koetter didn’t hurt. In fact, according to Quinn Youth Cordarrelle Patterson Jerseys , it was a shortcut they couldn’t pass up. Aggressive play calling? Check. Willing to leave the current scheme in place? Check. Familiar with the franchise quarterback? Check. As Quinn describes the hiring process, this was a no-brainer. Perhaps you had a different offensive coordinator mind. And to be sure, a healthy skepticism of Koetter isn’t illogical. But it’s now clear why Quinn cast his vote for Koetter. Your thoughts, Falcoholics?