Vikings training camp preview: Defensive line
JUL 14, 10:50a ET | Brian Hall
Rotowire: Jan 6 / 4:05p ET
News: Paea finished the season with 33 tackles, six sacks and two forced fumbles.
Impact: Paea was one of the few bright spots defensively for the Bears this season, setting career highs across the board while playing all 16 games for the first time in his four NFL seasons. He'll be one of the better defensive tackles on the free-agency market during the upcoming offseason, but expect the Bears to submit a competitive offer to retain his services.
Rotowire: Dec 9 / 6:25a ET
News: Paea notched a season-high five tackles in the Bears' Week 14 loss to the Cowboys.
Impact: With interior lineman Jeremiah Ratliff (knee) out of commission and the Cowboys calling 35 running plays on the evening, tackle opportunities were abundant for Paea. The fourth-year player looks poised to land a sizable contract in the offseason, as he's accumulated 26 tackles and six sacks in 13 games.