The Chicago Bears re-signed offensive lineman Eric Kush to a contract.
The Chicago Bears made a minor move, but an intelligent move, on Wednesday inking offensive lineman Eric Kush to a 2-year contract. While the move may not excite the fan base, this is a good move by Ryan Pace.
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Kush proved his value last year when the Bears’ offensive line was ravished by injuries. He started four games for Chicago and did an admirable job filling in. The Bears signed Kush shortly after they lost center Hroniss Grasu for the year and once they were in a situation where both Josh Sitton and Kyle Long missed time on the field, the door opened for Kush.
The 27-year old offensive lineman has bounced around since coming into the league in 2013. At one point or another, he’s spent time with the St. Louis Rams, Houston Texans, Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Kansas City Chiefs.
The Bears will hope Kush will be a nice depth piece to the 2017 team, unlike 2016 where he was forced to start due to all the injuries that crippled the team. The Bears seem set with the interior of their offensive line with Sitton, Long, Cody Whitehair, Grasu and Kush. It will be interesting to see if they address the tackle position this offseason. Bobby Massie and Charles Leno are serviceable, and with so many other holes, the Bears may need to focus their attention elsewhere.