5 free agent offensive linemen connected to Chicago Bears coaching staff

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4. Matt Gono

Matt Gono is not a name that will have fans screaming for a Super Bowl, but he is the type of player that every team needs, and it would be a strong signing for the depth of the roster.

Gono was a UDFA in 2018 for the Atlanta Falcons. The offensive line coach who worked with him was Chris Morgan. Morgan worked with Gono in 2019 as well, which is when Gono was able to get on an NFL field. Then, Gono started four games with the Falcons in 2020 before Morgan was fired.

If there is one coach in the corner of Gono, it is offensive line coach Chris Morgan. That is because Gono wound up not playing a single snap for his new coaches. A herniated disc injury ended his 2021 campaign before it ever started.

So, Gono is now a free agent with no tape since 2020. He was a UDFA, and Chris Morgan turned him into a starter. Morgan and the Chicago Bears should be interested in Gono because he can play right and left tackle, as well as slot inside to guard. The team does not have that kind of depth and getting someone that Morgan knows he can trust can help set the standard.