Chicago Bears: 3 ways to replace Bobby Massie following his release

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The Chicago Bears now need to fill a hole now that they released Bobby Massie

Following the 2020 season, it was mutually understood throughout the NFL world that the cap space was dropping due to COVID-19. That did happen as the cap space dropped from $198.2 million to $182.5 million. This has already created a start to a crazy offseason of shocking releases like Mitchell Schwartz and Eric Fisher of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Bobby Massie happened to be one of those cap casualties along with Buster Skrine. Both were expected to be released by many due to the cap space the Chicago Bears would save following their releases.

Massie wasn’t as bad as fans like to remember. He was held back by scheme frankly, and he had a solid start to 2020 before suffering a season-ending injury. He graded out as a 72.6 according to PFF committing only one penalty and allowing only three sacks. Although, he was bad in 2019 as was nearly everybody on the offensive side of the ball.

The veteran joined the Bears back in 2016 after playing decently for the Arizona Cardinals. He steadily improved during his time in Chicago and earned himself a nice extension after 2018 in which he only allowed one sack all season with the Bears finishing 12-4.

Now, the Bears have to fill the hole lost by Massie. When Massie went down, the Bears used Germain Ifedi to mainly fill the void, and he played okay for the most part. Ifedi though was only on a one-year deal and the Bears likely need to find a replacement elsewhere.