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Chicago Bears Add Offensive Line Depth with Signing of Former First-Rounder

Germain Ifedi will provide some much-needed depth along the offensive line for Chicago in 2020.

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A Bears offensive line that struggled much of last season is getting some needed depth at the guard position, as Ryan Pace and the team have reportedly signed former Seattle Seahawk Germain Ifedi.

The fifth-year lineman out of Texas Tech is a former first-round pick. Ifedi started 60 games over the last four seasons with Seattle, including playing every offensive snap last season.

The 25-year-old played tackle for the Seahawks and could offer some competition for Charles Leno and Bobby Massie, depending on what Pace and company do in the draft. However, as the roster currently stands, Ifedi sliding over to guard and filling Kyle Long‘s void on the right side is surely a possibility.

Being a former first-rounder who has stayed healthy throughout his career offers the Bears a ton of upside. However, Ifedi has had issuing staying disciplined on the offensive line. In his 60 career games, the lineman has committed 29 false start penalties and 12 holding penalties. Nonetheless, Ifedi will provide some much-needed depth along the offensive line for Chicago in 2020.

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Patrick is an avid Chicago sports fan. He is a Blackhawks season ticket holder. Blogging all things Bears, Blackhawks and White Sox, Chicago is well covered. Oh, and catch him talking and drinking on Four Feathers Podcast and Bears On Tap.

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