The Bears tendered one-year offers to Mark Anderson, Josh Bullocks, Danieal Manning, Nick Roach and Jamar Williams.
The Bears have the opportunity to match all offers made to any of the five players or receive draft compensation.
The Bears also tendered one-year offers to the following three exclusive rights free agents: running back Kahlil Bell, linebacker Tim Shaw and defensive tackle Matt Toeaina. Other NFL clubs cannot extend offers to exclusive rights free agents.
The club did not announce the level of tenders for their restricted free agents. But Anderson and Roach received second-round tenders while the remaining players received original round tenders.
The Bears would receive third-round picks for Bullocks and Manning because they were originally second-round picks. The collective bargaining agreement mandates that a club upgrade the round of restricted free agent, meaning the Bears would have had to place a first-round tender on Manning and Bullocks.
By choosing not to -- and saving money -- the Bears would receive a third-round pick if clubs sign away those players.
The Bears would receive a fourth-round pick if Williams is signed away.