5 positions where Chicago Bears still need to sign players

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1. Offensive line remains an issue for Chicago Bears

Most offensive line rooms will feature 8-10 players on the final 53-man roster. The Chicago Bears currently have ten offensive linemen signed. However, that includes Tyron Wheatley, Willie Wright, and names such as Lachavious Simmons, and Dieter Eiselen, who have been around for a bit with little signs of promise.

In terms of likely locks to make the roster, the team has Teven Jenkins, Larry Borom, Cody Whitehair, Dakota Dozier, Lucas Patrick, and Sam Mustipher. That means that at least two more linemen have to be added to the room with real intentions of being 53-man roster players.

More likely it means that they need to add four more linemen to the room with a legitimate shot to make the roster. They can draft a lineman or two, but they cannot fill four spots of depth with just the draft.

The team is likely to sign a right guard before the draft. They reportedly missed out on Brian Allen and pivoted quickly to Lucas Patrick, and right after they moved on from Larry Ogunjobi they had Justin Jones signed. However, the team went in on Ryan Bates with the same intensity as those two and while they missed on Bates, they have not made their pivot move yet.

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Even if they draft a guard they will want to have another name in here before the draft. Still, they should try to draft a tackle, because those players do not get to free agency as often as an interior lineman. That would mean signing a right guard and signing some interior line depth before and after the NFL draft.