Chicago Bears: 3 moves to make before the NFL trade deadline

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Chicago Bears, Andre Dillard
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The Chicago Bears should trade for Eagles tackle Andre Dillard

The Bears just saw Germain Ifedi go down to injury and are already without rookie second-round pick Teven Jenkins for the season. Chicago was so desperate at offensive tackle that they went out and signed 39-year-old Jason Peters to start on the left side.

Now, without Ifedi for maybe a while, it’s Elijah Wilkinson who steps in to start. To be fair, Wilkinson did play very well against the Raiders. But, the Bears need some depth and a potential starter down the line if Wilkinson struggles.

The Eagles, meanwhile, are currently without starter Lane Johnson but are hopeful he returns this year. They also have some depth at tackle and may be able to afford to let one go.

2019 first-round pick Andre Dillard has yet to fully impress and take hold of a starting job, and he might be a perfect trade target for the Bears. Having to play some this season in place of Johnson, Dillard has played pretty well overall. He would certainly be an upgrade in Chicago over Wilkinson, too.

If the Bears could snag Dillard for something along the lines of a fifth or sixth-round pick, that would be a great value. The question is, would Philadelphia let go of him for that price, even though he doesn’t appear to be a staple in their future plans?