Receivers Justin Hardy and Jon'Vea Johnson have signed on with the Bears, who are trying to refill the roster after trading away Anthony Miller and cutting two others.
The Bears are taking one approach with quarterback Justin Fields but Andy Dalton went through his learning stage much differently and offers an opposing viewpoint.
Analysis: Where the Bears organization stands, what put them here and where they could be headed as players are set to report for training camp.
The Bears got one decent season from Anthony Miller and seven rookie TD receptions but the move they made to deal away a future second-round pick came back to bite them just as it often has done when GM Ryan Pace has traded away the future.
Training camp gives the Bears a good chance to assess where some of their conversion projects are at, including 2020 fifth-round pick Trevis Gipson after he switched from a down lineman to a standup edge linebacker as a rookie.
Dissatisfaction and frustration would seem likely to go hand in hand with an NFL free agent being hit by the franchise tag but is this necessarily an indicator for fantasy owners Allen Robinson's production could plummet?