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Bears Bring In Veteran OL Dakota Dozier On One-Year Deal

The Bears inked OL Dakota Dozier to a one-year deal.

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Ryan Poles has one area of expertise that is unquestionable: the offensive line. Playing the position definitely gives him interesting insight into the type of linemen he wants to build around Justin Fields. Taking that into consideration, Poles and the Chicago Bears signed 30-year-old offensive lineman Dakota Dozier to a one-year deal.

Who Is Dakota Dozier?

Dozier is a seven-year veteran offensive lineman. The New York Jets drafted him 137th overall in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL draft. The 6-foot-4, 312 lb lineman played in 38 games with the Jets over four years. He then played another 38 games for the Minnesota Vikings in three seasons. Last season with the Vikings, he played only on Special Teams after playing in every snap on offense in 2020.

Dakota Dozier is experienced help for the linemen Ryan Poles will likely draft. If he sees something in Dozier, who frankly was on a downward path from 2020, there must be some knowledge there. He may wind up on the Bears practice squad as he was for the majority of 2021 in Minnesota. But if he gives the Bears some depth at the position and a body for the youth to compete against, then this signing makes a lot of sense.

RELATED: The Chicago Bears stole an offensive lineman away from Green Bay.

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