OG, OT, WR, S, CB, LB – The Chicago Bears have many needs and signing upcoming free agent Matt Forte (RB) would be considered the team’s highest priority. Assuming that the Bears lock up Forte to a long term deal, the team’s focus should move to the offensive line and the aging players at priority positions on defense. Other 2012 free agents that need to be signed from the offensive side of the ball are Earl Bennett (WR) and Roberto Garza (C). On defense the Bears need to address free agent Amobi Okoye (DT), Israel Idonije (DE), Brian Urlacher (LB) and Tim Jennings (CB). The Bears have used early draft picks to address the offensive line and they need to continue. The Bears have to gain some sense of stability up front and upgrading the interior and edges of the offensive line is crucial. The Bears don’t throw the ball well and a concern is that the lack of a true No. 1 wide receiver limits this offense. The Bears’ linebacker play has been great as Lance Briggs and Brian Urlacher have led the defense. However, they are aging and addressing this need now is important so the transition is not so difficult. The Bears struggle as a unit to defend the pass and are near the bottom of the NFL in this category. Clearly upgrading the secondary is a very important need as this is a major weakness of the defense. Age is a factor with the defense as a whole and a need will be to infuse it with some young talent.