Eric P. Mull-US PRESSWIRE
The Bears have a few big defensive names that are free agents heading into this offseason.
The Chicago Bears have already fired their head coach, and that could be just the beginning of an offseason full of change in the Windy City.
A total of 20 members of the Bears are free agents, 18 of them unrestricted. Free agency doesn't get underway until March, but ESPN has Chicago's projected available cap space at $13.3 million as of now.
Below is the entire list of free agents in Chicago:
* - Denotes restricted free agent
This most notable on this list is, of course, the 34-year-old Urlacher, who missed the final four games of the regular season with a hamstring injury but has been an anchor of the Bears' defense for some time. Additionally, Melton and Idonije played big roles in Chicago's 2012 defense.