Second Wave of Free Agency: Five players the Chicago Bears should consider
By Usayd Koshul
Jonotthan Harrison, Center
With the Bears having cut Josh Sitton, a hole has opened up on the offensive line. Recall, that prior to being drafted by the Bears in 2016, Cody Whitehair had played Guard at Kansas State. Now, with Matt Nagy as the head coach, the Bears have a different offensive scheme and could decide that Whitehair who can play either Guard or Center, is best suited to take Josh Sitton’s place. If the coaching staff decided to move Whitehair back to Guard, then Center will become a need for the Bears. While Hroniss Grasu does have experience starting as Center, he missed all of 2016 with a torn ACL, and then only started four games in 2017.
Bringing in Harrison makes some sense as he could compete with Grasu for the starting job at Center and also because the Bears just lost Long Snapper Andrew DePaola to the Oakland Raiders. With regards to the offensive line, there are many different ways the Bears could go, but electing to sign Harrison and then have him compete with Grasu, even if it were for the long snapper job, would be ideal as one of the two would likely be cut when the Bears must trim their roster down to fifty-three players before the regular season begins.