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2020 NFL free agency: Bears adding swing tackle Germain Ifedi, per report

Ifedi has played guard and tackle in his four seasons with the Seahawks and gives the Bears much-needed versatility after losing backup swing tackle Cornelius Lucas.

Cody Whitehair and the Bears’ o-line got some reinforcement Wednesday.
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The Bears went into the offseason needing to rework their offensive line, but it hasn’t been anything close to an overhaul. Instead, their first move came today.

They reached an agreement with fifth-year offensive lineman Germain Ifedi on a one-year deal, NFL Network reported. He started 60 games for the Seahawks the last four seasons and could get a chance to compete with left tackle Charles Leno and right tackle Bobby Massie for a spot in the starting lineup.

Ifedi, who will be 26 going into the season, was the No. 31 overall draft pick in 2016. He played every offensive snap for Seattle last season and had 14 accepted penalties.