Depends on how his prognosis is for recovery. Gettleman said straight up they'd only draft players if they knew how long it'd take to get them on the field. If it's 50/50 he'll be able to play at a high level again, I'd say no higher than 3rd round. If it's pretty likely he'll come back strong, 2nd round. Wouldn't draft a player coming off a significant injury in the first round, ever.
Fox is 60 and had heart surgery a few years ago. He's probably nothing more than an overseer right now. Less stress.
The Bears have so much talent on their roster, especially the offense. They don't need Fox to be too hands on. Trestman didn't have the respect of the players. Fox is a coach that commands respect because of his reputation of a "player's coach" and his past success. I expect them to be pretty damn good next year.
I'm pretty sure Gettleman forced this move. He and DeHaven started on the Bills in 1986 and worked together for a long time. He signs on for the first season Gettleman is GM as an assistant because Gettleman knew Rivera's special teams coordinator wasn't so great and now he's ST Coordinator. I'm sure we'll see a huge improvement.
This was a no-brainer cut with Tre Boston emerging and the $2mil in cap space it saves. No way they'll cut Harper.
Gotta say it feels good to be reigning division champs with something around $20 million in cap space, with more likely to come, and a young and talented roster. Carolina is poised to make a big jump in 2015.