Chicago Bears: 4 underrated free agents left to sign after draft

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Chicago Bears, Bobby Massie
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Underrated free agents for Chicago Bears to sign post-draft: T Bobby Massie

The Bears parted ways with tackle Bobby Massie earlier this year and saved a little bit of cash in doing so. But, after releasing Charles Leno, they need depth at tackle more than ever. One could argue that Massie was actually the more consistent player (over Leno) in the last five years, and bringing him back wouldn’t be a bad idea.

At the very least, if Massie agreed to come back on, say, a 1-year deal worth $2 million or so, the Bears should entertain that type of contract. On the left side, they have rookie Teven Jenkins who should be able to handle the starting duties right away.

On the right, the Bears have some options with Germain Ifedi and Elijah Wilkinson. But, adding Massie would give the line some continuity. He’s a guy who has played well enough at that spot over the years and knows the system already.

The only worry about Massie is his health. Over the past two years, he has missed a total of 14 games — eight of those coming last season. Massie will be 32 years old by the time the 2021 season gets started, so age might be catching up to him. He would still give the Bears a valuable piece of competition and, at the very least, depth.