Chicago Bears: 5 free agent tackles to replace Charles Leno

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Chicago Bears, Eric Fisher
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Chicago Bears’ potential replacements for Charles Leno: Eric Fisher

Last but not least, and probably the biggest name on this list, is former Kansas City Chiefs left tackle Eric Fisher. As the first overall pick back in the 2013 NFL Draft, Fisher finally saw his tenure in Kansas City end this offseason. The Chiefs have completely renovated their offensive line and Fisher is headed for a new team, assuming he is healthy.

Back in January, Fisher tore his Achilles against the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship Game, thus also unfortunately missing the Super Bowl. Fisher’s presence was certainly missed, as Patrick Mahomes was under duress all game long.

It was understandable for the Chiefs to part ways with Fisher after that type of injury. However, the Central Michigan product is still only 30 years old and could have some great football left in the tank.

Assuming he is back on the field in August, Fisher would be a name worth looking into. He’s been one of the best tackles in the league for a long time, and the Bears would get a huge upgrade up front.

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Fisher very well could play either side, too, with the rookie Teven Jenkins being flexible as well. Fisher could end up being the best-case scenario, seeing as he’s played left tackle for the majority of his career and played it well. Jenkins, meanwhile, has more experience on the right side. This could be a win-win for both players, along with the Bears offense as a whole.