The Bears added another familiar face in free agency, agreeing on a one-year deal with veteran guard/center Manny Ramirez on Wednesday, a league source confirmed.
It’s a move that reunites Ramirez with coach John Fox and offensive line coach Dave Magazu. He spent four seasons with them with the Broncos (2011-14).
Ramirez, 33, was traded to the Lions last year during the first day of the draft. He played in every game, making seven starts and seeing time at guard and center.
Adding Ramirez the bolsters the interior of the Bear’s offensive line. Matt Slauson and Kyle Long are the Bears’ starters at guard, but Ramirez will compete with second-year center Hroniss Grasu.
Ramirez, a 10-year veteran, was the starting center for the Broncos and Fox in Super Bowl XLVIII.
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