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The Chicago Bears have been one of the busiest teams in the league on the first day of NFL free agency having signed three players already.

D.J Williams, Ryan Mundy and Lamarr Houston have all put pen to paper on deals that will see them playing at Soldier Field next season. 

Mundy is a safety who was previously at the New York Giants starting 10 games and recording 77 tackles and an interception in the 2013 season. Since entering the NFL in 2009, he also has 64 tackles on special teams duty, tied for third in the NFL during that period.

The Bears had a major problem at the safety position and look to have gone with the cheaper option with Mundy instead of targeting Jairus Byrd and TJ Ward, Pro-Bowl players who would've cost a whole more than what Mundy will earn in his two year deal.

The signing of Houston has massive implications for Bears fan favourite Julius Peppers who's time in Illinois looks to be up. Houston is a defensive end like Peppers and has been given a fiver year deal worth an apparent $35 million.

The former Oakland Raider is eight years younger than the man he is likely to replace and looks to become a Bear for some time to come.

And finally there is Williams who has re-signed with the Bears on a one year contract.

Williams arrived at Chicago from Denver and was set to become Brian Urlacher's replacement at the linebacker position. However an injury limited him to only six appearances in 2013 but it seems that he did enough in that limited period to warrant a new deal.

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