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Bears Free Agency 2012: 'Money Is Not Going To Be An Issue,' Says Team Chairman George McCaskey

The Chicago Bears finally made some big changes after a disappointing end to the 2011 season by firing general manager Jerry Angelo and offensive coordinator Mike Martz, and now team Chairman George McCaskey wants new GM Phil Emery to know that he has the freedom to make improvements wherever and however he sees fit. Here is what McCaksey had to say to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune after a concussion roundtable for high school coaches and athletes at Halas Hall:

"The bottom line, and Phil knows this, if there is someone we want -- and it makes sense -- money is not going to be an issue."

quote via Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.

The Bears have 13 unrestricted free agents, including star running back Matt Forte, and the deadline for applying the franchise tag is March 5, but the team will still need to add extra talent via free agency as well. With the salary cap floor set to increase in 2013 and roughly $20 million in cap space to work with right now, it will be interesting to see how the team approaches the offseason to find help for Jay Cutler on the offensive line and at wide receiver. The good news is that it appears the Bears will be willing to spend if the right opportunity comes along.

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