5 Offensive Linemen Chicago Bears could trade for

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HOUSTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 06: James Carpenter. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 06: James Carpenter. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

1. James Carpenter, Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons found life with a win, but they know where they are. Just like the Houston Texans, they fired their head coach and General Manager. The only difference is that these are two different people in Atlanta.

Still, this means a rebuild coming and it means a  team that should be selling off pieces for assets. That would mean James Carpenter. Carpenter has been in the NFL since 2011, and with Atlanta since 2019. While he has held down the starting left guard spot, rookie Matt Hennessy has been pushing him.

Early into the season, the two rotated, but recently they have relied on Carpenter. Still, like most of these situations, a team with nowhere to go needs to start their younger player. That could mean pushing out the veteran in front of them via trade.

Carpenter is the best fit because he has spent his career at left guard. He is signed for the next two seasons but does not have guaranteed money that would be tough to take on or move on from next season. The Falcons need to add picks, shred money and start their youth. The Bears need a veteran who has played NFL caliber left guard for the past eight years. Carpenter will never wow you away and is not an above-average game changer.

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However, he is leaps and bounds better than Coward at this point and would help stabilize the line. Beyond that, his cheap cost makes him reasonable to acquire for the Chicago Bears.

James Carpenter, Senio Kelemete, Billy Price, Oday Aboushi, and A.J. Cann are not going to blow up the NFL landscape, but these five players would put the Bears offensive line in a much better spot