Amid the rush of defensive free agent signings that Bears' GM Ryan Pace made over the weekend, many began wondering when Pace would address another position of need: offensive line.
Now they have their answer. According to reports, the Bears have signed offensive lineman Germain Ifedi:
The Bears are signing offensive lineman Germain Ifedi, a 25yo from the Seahawks, NFLN reports. Has played G and T in his four seasons.— Jason Lieser (@JasonLieser) March 25, 2020
Since being drafted out of Texas A&M in 2016, Ifedi has struggled to produce like teams expect their first-round picks (31st overall) to. He's played the vast majority of his snaps (3,167) at right tackle, but does have some experience at right guard (928) as well.
Like Rapoport mentions, as things stand right now, the immediate need for the Bears is at right guard. Kyle Long's retired, and Rashaad Coward didn't exactly run away with the job last season. It's also plausible that Ifedi gets a shot at right tackle, where incumbent Bobby Massie has struggled at times.