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Bears Are Not Signing DT Larry Ogunjobi Due to Failed Physical

The Bears are not signing DT Larry Ogunjobi.
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In an unexpected turn of events in NFL free agency, the Chicago Bears are not signing defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi. The Bears and the 27-year-old agreed to terms pending a physical, but Chicago's medical team deemed him as a failed physical.

The Bears GM Ryan Poles issued a statement after the news. He states Ogunjobi embodies everything the Bears want in a three-technique player and it's unfortunate that it came to this. You can read Poles' full statement below provided by NFL Insider Ian Rapoport.

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Cincinnati Bengals writer Paul Dehner Jr. speculates that Ogunjobi's foot is the issue here. He sustained an injury in the playoff win over the Raiders and that it's the most recent issue Larry Ogunjobi has faced. This is pure speculation on Dehner's part but it makes sense.

The Chicago Bears are now forced back to the beginning of their search for a defensive lineman.

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