RUMOR: Bears to target Andy Levitre in free agency

Sep 1, 2011; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills guard Andy Levitre (67) in the game against the Detroit Lions at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears have added another offensive lineman to their list of free agent candidates this morning. According to Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Bears are keeping their eye on Andy Levitre, who is thought to be one of the best guard available via free agency this off-season:

According to PFF, Levitre rated as the ninth best guard in 2012. He was rated behind Jets guard Brandon Moore, who also is a free agent. But Moore is six years older than Levitre, 26.

The Bears also are expected to become more pass-oriented under new coach Marc Trestman. Levitre was the best pass-blocking guard in 2012 in PFF’s ratings.

The interest in Levitre should come as no surprise to most Bears fans as new coach Marc Trestman looks to implement a more pass-oriented offensive attack this fall. Expect the Bears to upgrade at OL in free agency, as that seems to be their top priority.

Levitre was drafted 51st overall in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Bills and has started every game in Buffalo. He is regarded as one of the best pass blocking lineman in the league and would provide the Bears with a substantial upgrade at the guard position.

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Topics: Andy Levitre, Chicago Bears, Free Agency

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