Chicago Bears: 5 Under-the-radar offensive free agents to consider

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Chicago Bears, Austin Reiter
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Another area of focus for the Chicago Bears could be Austin Reiter | Center

With the Kansas City Chiefs having a limited amount of cap space, they could see Austin Reiter leaving via free agency. Reiter though has been a solid asset for the Chiefs on their offensive line since he was claimed off waivers in 2018.

Reiter never saw the field until 2018 when the Chiefs starting center suffered a concussion. He played solid in place of their starter and earned himself a new contract. Reiter then became the regular starter for the Chiefs in all of 2019 and 2020.

According to Pro Football Focus, Reiter didn’t allow a single sack in all of 2020 in his 867 snaps. He earned himself a 70.9 overall grade from the center position as well. He additionally did not get penalized all season either. That clean play and experience he has as a starter in addition to winning a Super Bowl in 2019 are desirable.

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The Bears saw Sam Mustipher play well down the stretch, but he shouldn’t be handed the job. He needs some competition to start as he isn’t a high-end center. The Bears could get Reiter cheap to start and keep Mustipher as depth determining if he is ready to start in the future.

Other Options:

  • Jacoby Brissett, QB
  • C.J. Beathard, QB
  • Keelan Cole, WR
  • Rashard Higgins, WR
  • Tyler Kroft, TE
  • Kelvin Beachum, OT
  • Matt Feiler, OT/OG
  • Ted Karras, C