Phillip Daniels had an outstanding year and proved he can play the run as well as rush the passer. He was second on the team with nine sacks to go along with 72 tackles and 10 pass deflections.
Bryan Robinson played a steady right end and moved inside on third down to provide an additional pass rush. He ended the season with 4.5 sacks, 72 tackles and 12 pass deflections. His play earned him a five year contract extension worth over $20 million.
The team has added depth in the off-season in veteran Keith McKenzie. He's coming off an ankle injury, but should help provide added help in the pass rush. He had three consecutive seasons with eight sacks before going down last year.
The Bears took a gamble on Alex Brown in the fourth round of the draft. The former Gator set a new school sack record 33 sacks. He didn't play the run well and was accused of taking plays off in college, but won't not have that luxury in the pros. Brown will battle for playing time with Karon Riley. Both will be expected to make a contribution on special teams.