His rookie deal expires in March, and he was a personal favorite of offensive coordinator Mike Tice. Louis, a seventh-round pick in 2009, finally started to come into his own at guard this season. It's possible Louis will want to test the market, as it might not be easy to pinpoint his value in negotiations with the Bears. Working in his favor: He was the Bears' best offensive lineman this season. Working against him: He blew out a knee in late November and won't be completely healthy for quite some time.
Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune