Rotowire: Jan 6 / 3:56p ET
News: Bass picked up three sacks and 10 total tackles across his eight games with the Bears in 2014.
Impact: Bass took on an increased role for the Bears in the second half of the season after Lamarr Houston was lost to an ACL tear. He ended up starting in the season finale against the Vikings with Willie Young (torn Achilles) out, recording a season-best four tackles. It's doubtful that Bass will ever emerge as a long-term starter at defensive end for the Bears, but he's shown flashes of at least being a competent rotation piece on the line.