Chicago Bears: 3 veterans that could be signed before the season starts

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Chicago Bears, Jason Peters
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Jason Peters – Would easily start at offensive tackle

The Philadelphia Eagles have decided to not bring back Jason Peters, who has been a cornerstone of their offensive line for years. He has yet to sign with a team and could be an option for the Bears.

Although Peters is 38 years old, he still wants to play. He is a wall at the tackle position. The Bears have Charles Leno, Junior at the left tackle, who is a solid player, but they could use an upgrade. Peters would be a bit of an upgrade given his experience and his talent as a blindside blocker. Also, one of them can move to right tackle if need be, depending on the Bobby Massie situation.

The Bears signed Germain Ifedi and Jason Spriggs, while also drafting Arlington Hambright and Lachavious Simmons, among a number of undrafted free agent lineman that were brought in. Yet, those players seem more like Band-Aids rather than real improvement, and it was a key part that held the team back last season.

Signing Peters would bring leadership and consistency that the team has desperately needed in the last few years. With Kyle Long retired, another veteran to mentor the young line would go a long way in improving the Bears’ offense as a whole.