Chicago Bears must still fill these three glaring holes this offseason

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Offensive Tackle

Not quite as a big of a glaring need as the right guard position (or is it?), but the Chicago Bears have an issue at both tackle spots too. Bobby Massie was just awful in 2019. Maybe we can take some solace in the fact he may have been playing hurt. Massie only played 10 games in 2019. He allowed three sacks and committed both a false start and a holding penalty.

Charles Leno was worse. Leno committed 12 penalties. That does not include penalties that were declined. 12 penalties and six of them were holding calls. This is complete garbage. He also added three false start penalties. To make matters worse, Leno allowed seven sacks in 2019 too. This is the second year in a row that Leno has allowed seven sacks, but in 2018 he looked less like a liability because he did not have any holding calls.

The Chicago Bears added Jason Spriggs to the roster this offseason. He does not have a 2019 PFF grade because he did not log any offensive snaps. Could Spriggs, a former first-round pick, make the difference in 2020? Could he overtake either Leno or Massie at one of the tackle spots?

Good left tackles are usually not released at this point in the offseason. The Bears would need to make a trade for that position and we will not see that happen. Maybe a right tackle is cut though? A week ago, not many would have thought a three-time Pro Bowl guard would be released at this point in the offseason, but the 2020 NFL Draft helps in those areas. If a team prefers the rookie to their veteran, a cut could still happen that might benefit Ryan Pace and the Bears.