Bears May Be Done Adding Linemen

Once again, from Dan Pompei at the National Football Post.:

“The Bears could be done adding starting caliber players to their offensive line. There still is a chance they could sign a free agent guard, but there also is a chance they will stick with the status quo. Roberto Garza is expected to start on the right side, and the team wants to give Chris Williams another chance as the left guard. They also have several developmental linemen they would like to see play, including Levi Horn, Herman Johnson, Lance Louis and Edwin Williams.”

He’s making some Bear fans very unhappy with this one (not to mention Scouts Inc.‘s Matt Williamson).

I think a lot depends upon what the Bears do at center.  It certainly sounds like they are going to be content to re-sign Olin Kreutz.  But Kreutz’s play is deteriorating with age, perhaps more in his case than most because he relies more on his agility than his power.

If the Bears decide they need more youth in the middle they may sign another guard and move Garza to center.  Otherwise the status quo it is.

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