5 quality free agents still available for the Chicago Bears

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Chicago Bears free agent option No. 3: Larry Ogunjobi, DT

For a brief period of time, it seemed that Larry Ogunjobi would be the Bears’ big free agency signing. The two had agreed on a 3-year $40.5 million contract. However, a failed physical immediately killed the signing, and little news has come out about Ogunjobi’s free agency since. But both sides have shown mutual interest in one another and if Ogunjobi gets his medicals sorted out, he may still have a home in Chicago

The case for signing Ogunjobi 

Though the field physical, threw a wrench in the Bears’ plans, nothing about Ogunjobi’s game has changed since free agency started. A three-technique who fits Matt Eberflus’ defense that can generate big plays when needed would be very valuable. The Bears also haven’t made any moves to fill the position since Ogunjobi’s contract was voided, which could indicate they are still interested.

The case against signing Larry Ogunjobi 

A failed physical is nothing to scoff at, and there is a reason why Ogunjobi hasn’t signed anywhere in the months since. All that is known right now about Ogunjobi’s situation is that he had surgery to repair a right foot injury. Until we know more about the injury and Ogunjobi’s recovery timetable, it’s hard to be on board with the signing.