The NFL is on the verge of a massive offseason, with some teams looking to move players around to better position themselves for the future.
We’re talking trades, free agency and the draft.
The Bears are one of the teams that have been rumored to be interested in trading for the 49ers’ DeShawn Shead and the Eagles are expected to add a defensive lineman in the draft and a running back in the upcoming draft.
Here are five trades that could take place during the off-season.1.
The Bears trade the 49er DE DeShaun Shead for the Eagles’ DE DeQuan Johnson2.
The Eagles trade the Bears’ DeQuen Williams for the Lions’ DE Ezekiel Ansah3.
The Lions trade the Eagles DE Ezekiel Anderson to the Bears for the Rams’ DT Terrell McClain4.
The Rams trade the Browns’ DE Jordan Phillips for the Bears LB Corey Liuget5.
The Vikings trade the Falcons’ DT Corey Linsley to the Vikings for the Bills’ DT Sharrif FloydThe Bears will be on the outside looking in when it comes to the NFL’s off-Season.
The Chicago Bears will open the season in Philadelphia with a game against the Eagles and then play their second game in Philadelphia against the Bears.
If the Bears were to trade Shead, they would not have to deal with the Bears loss of Williams or Ansah.
The Eagles are looking to add to their defensive line rotation with a veteran that can help the defense get stronger in 2018.
The team will look to add some more talent along the defensive line with the signing of Williams.
Williams, a seventh-round pick of the Eagles in 2018, will be a huge addition for the Philadelphia Eagles, who will be able to give Williams a long-term contract to help the unit in 2018 as well.
The Lions have also been rumored as potential suitor for the Packers’ Michael Bennett.
Bennett has been linked to the Chicago Bears in the past, but the Packers will not be signing Bennett.
The Packers have been linked in recent years with a number of players in the free agency market, but Bennett has yet to officially sign with any team.
The 49ers are expected, if not the first, to sign Bennett.
With the Bears being in need of a defensive end, the Packers would be able see some of their free agents as the Lions could use another pass rusher and the Lions would be looking to upgrade their secondary.
The Rams are expected in the market for a running backs replacement for Todd Gurley.
The Saints are reportedly looking to get back a veteran running back to replace Mark Ingram.
The Colts are expected (possibly) to add another veteran back to help in the backfield.
The Panthers are expected by many to trade their running back for the Panthers starting quarterback, Cam Newton.
The Panthers have struggled to keep Newton fresh, with injuries and suspensions and the Panthers have lost their top two offensive weapons in Kelvin Benjamin and Mike Tolbert.
Newton is due $14 million in base salary in 2019.
The Vikings are looking for a starting offensive lineman in free agency with both tackle prospects and guards potentially being brought in.
The Minnesota Vikings have the potential to bring in veteran offensive linemen in the off season.
The Seahawks will be looking for offensive linemen to replace their starting offensive guard, Bobby Wagner.
The Seattle Seahawks are expected at the off draft for both offensive linemen and guard prospects.
The Carolina Panthers will look for a veteran offensive lineman to help replace Wagner in 2019, which could make for a more talented team for the Carolina Panthers offense.
The Packers and Eagles will likely be looking at free agents during the offseason.
Both teams will likely add veteran players to help bolster their offensive line and defense.
The Chicago Bears are expected back on the field for their home opener against the Carolina Bears on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.