Yet Another Offensive Lineman Became Available in Free Agency, Which Leaves Us to Ask "Sup, Bears?"

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Yet Another Offensive Lineman Became Available in Free Agency, Which Leaves Us to Ask “Sup, Bears?”

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I am once again asking, on behalf of the Chicago Bears, for offensive line help in the form of a recently released veteran lineman.

This time, it’s Pat Elflein, who was cut by the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday:

Elflein, 26, was a third-round pick by the Vikings in 2017. He has 44 games of playing experience and has starts at center and left guard under his belt. Considering the Bears’ losses and dwindling at both positions this season, Elflein should at least be considered to be someone worth adding. No, Elflein hasn’t played as well recently as he did as a rookie. However, he still represents an upgrade from what the Bears have on their roster. Admittedly, it’s a low bar to clear. And his addition wouldn’t be a cure-all, but there’s value in adding depth at a weak link.

Let’s be honest with ourselves. The Bears enter Monday’s game against the Vikings on the verge of starting their third left guard, fourth-string center, and third right tackle. It’s a messy situation, to say the least. And with the bye week coming up, this seems like a good opportunity to explore alternative options ahead of the final stretch of the season.

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Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.