4 players the Chicago Bears could claim to add depth to the offensive line

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The Chicago Bears offensive line has started to take shape with what looks to be the starting line heading into the first week of the 2022 NFL season. However, Ryan Poles seems to always be looking to add talent whenever he can — even if from a depth perspective. I recently went through the entire roster and projected who I believe will be on the final 53-man roster. I had the Chicago Bears keeping 10 offensive linemen — six guards and four tackles. However, I could see the team looking to add depth from another team.

Tuesday (August 30) afternoon at 4:00 pm EST marks the date and time when NFL teams must reduce their rosters from 80 players down to 53. This means approximately 864 players will be up for grabs. Realistically though, with 16 players per team returning to practice squads, 512 of those players will eventually return to a team. That team will depend on if they clear waivers or not. Either way, roughly 352 players will be up for grabs should a team decide the grass is greener.

The Chicago Bears could use some depth help on the offensive line

Waivers will expire at 12:00 pm (Noon) on August 31 and players who were designated to injured reserve will be assigned to the IR at 4:00 pm that day. Once waivers expire, teams can also start signing players to their practice squads. We will have to see exactly who is cut between now and the deadline, but it’s possible that the Chicago Bears decide a player who has been cut is an upgrade over someone they already have on the roster. This will not be any starters, but possibly some backend depth guys.

Here are four offensive linemen who are rumored to be out the door or at least on the bubble. If any of these four become available, Chris Morgan (offensive line coach), Matt Eberflus and Ryan Poles will have some decisions to make.