Report: Bears Worked Out Veteran Offensive Lineman Kelechi Osemele

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Report: Bears Worked Out Veteran Offensive Lineman Kelechi Osemele

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“You can never have enough offensive linemen.”

Those were the words of Bears GM Ryan Poles just a few hours ago (which, at this point, seems like five days ago) at Halas Hall while he discussed his construction of the offensive line in Chicago. A project that has featured nine additions by way of various avenues.

Poles drafted Braxton Jones, Zachary Thomas, Doug Kramer, and Ja’Tyre Thomas in April, added Michael Schofield, Lucas Patrick, and Riley Reiff via free agency, and picked up Alex Leatherwood and rookie Kellen Diesch on waivers in the last two days.

Of course, Thomas and Schofield were cut, and Doug Kramer was placed on the IR during the preseason with a Lisfranc injury, so maybe there’s room for one more?

Ian Rapaport seems to think so, reporting today that the Bears worked out veteran free agent offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele.

Osemele, 33, most recently played five games for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2020 after a he made stops with the Ravens (2012-15), Raiders (2016-18), and Jets (2019).

Like Poles said today, you can never have enough depth along the offensive line, so why not, right?

Author: Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick is a Staff Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKFlowers.