Tinoisamoa spent the last two seasons with the Bears playing in 14 games, making 11 starts. In that brief time he had 44 tackles, one sack and two forced fumbles.
He was steady when healthy last season. With Briggs and Urlacher next to him, the Bears linebackers were one of the best units in the NFL.
If Tinoisamoa does return, he would have to show the Bears why he is better than Nick Roach, who has been nothing but good since coming to Chicago in 2007.
Tinoisamoa is currently rehabbing from knee surgery that he had this offseason. His knee injuries have been problematic for him as of late.
He is an upgrade for any NFL team, but the Bears are in desperate need of an experienced linebacker.
Currently Brian Iwuh is the only experienced backup linebacker the Bears have on their roster and he has made just four starts in his career.
Tinoisamoa, who turned 30 this summer, could be a good option at linebacker for the Bears, but they could also look to another familiar face in Williams.
The 27-year-old was once called the future at linebacker for the Bears. When Lance Briggsdemanded a trade back in 2007, it was thought Williams was the heir apparent at linebacker.
The Bears decided to part ways with Williams last offseason. They received safety Chris Harris in return. It was a good deal as the Bears were happy to get Harris back, but Williams was always thought to have potential.
Williams was released by the Panthers recently. Maybe the linebacker who spent four seasons with the Bears would welcome a return to the team that drafted him in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft.
The Bears aren’t the team that usually brings players back after releasing or trading them, but who knows?
Who provides more depth at linebacker,Williams or Tinoisamoa?
If Tinoisamoa is healthy then he is the best option, but Williams is also a fine option at linebacker and he can play special teams and contribute on defense if needed.
Who would you rather see the Bears pick up at linebacker?
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