Radio silence regarding former Chicago Bears offensive tackle

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The Chicago Bears still have a few free agents who need to find a team. I wrote about five of them but left one, somewhat important one off my list. This was not done on purpose. Instead, it was more to do with the fact I find this free agent less likely to sign with another team than the other five I brought up. Therefore, I just kind of forgot about him. The free agent is Bobby Massie.

Bobby Massie has been very up and down over the last few years. He is going to be 32 years old this year and it is possible his age, and now a knee injury in 2020, is starting to catch up to him He seems to be losing his step and quicker EDGE rushers are able to get around him fairly easily.

Is anyone shocked that former Chicago Bears OT, Bobby Massie is still a FA?

The former Chicago Bears right tackle looks to be on the downside of his career. With some of the current free agent tackles still left on the market, I am not surprised that Bobby Massie is still available in free agency.

If we look at the offensive tackle position as a whole (both left and right), which of these players would you rank Bobby Massie over? Who would you sign and for how much versus what Massie would likely cost? I will go out on a limb and guess…not many.

  • Eric Fisher
  • Russell Okung
  • Alejandro Villanueva
  • Ricky Wagner
  • Jason Peters
  • Demar Dotson
  • Isaiah Wilson (if he actually decides to play)
  • Jason Spriggs

As I said, there are probably a few names here that I would take Bobby Massie over, but not many. Jason Spriggs could also be the main person discussed in this article as he is also a former Chicago Bears offensive tackle who has still not signed with a team.

What is most shocking about this whole thing is that the Pittsburgh Steelers signed Rashaad Coward over any of these other names. When searching these names, a few of them have rumors of being in contact with other teams, however, it appears any discussions with Bobby Massie’s camp have been radio silent.

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The Chicago Bears decision to resign Germain Ifedi clearly states it all when it comes to which player the Bears evaluated more favorably. Teams will also wait to see what happens in the 2021 NFL Draft and possibly a large second wave of free agency before signing any of these remaining offensive tackles. If Bobby Massie chooses to continue to play, I have a sneaky suspicion he will not earn much more than the veteran minimum of $666,000. Possibly up to a couple of million should the contract include incentives.