S ANTREL ROLLE
The deal: Three years, $11.25 million total, $4.9 million guaranteed.
What happened: Rolle’s first season with the Bears was ruined by two injures, a sprained ankle and a sprained knee ligament. He made only seven starts. Rolle was voted team captain and mentored rookie Adrian Amos, but he struggled to make plays, finishing with only one pass breakup.
Whatit means for ’16: The Bears need a safety or two. The guaranteed portion of Rolle’s contract is done, which means the 33-year-old veteran might be on the chopping block if a replacement can be found in free agency and/or the draft. Rolle might get a chance to prove himself in camp, but he has per-game roster bonuses built into his contract. Would the Bears be willing to get into a bidding war for the Bengals’ George Iloka? At 6-4 and 225 pounds, Iloka is the best safety available.