S AN­TREL ROLLE

Chicago Sun-Times - - BEARS BEAT -

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.

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