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Bears Release Starting LT Charles Leno


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1 minute ago, LinvilleGorge said:

If we had a crystal ball that this would've happened I wonder if we would've signed Cam Erving?

yeah, bc he is just as versatile as eflein. Instant plug n play player for cheap.

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1 minute ago, Trainwreck said:

 

Erving and Elflein to me are both centers. Not guards, not tackles, but Centers. 

Probably. But we signed Erving to compete at LT first and foremost. He's going to have to get best out there to end up playing somewhere else.

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This would make things feel very complete this offseason and would much prefer this over the Erving vs. Christensen vs. Scott training camp battle. 

Erving (G/T) and Elflein (C/G) could assume their spots as swing linemen backups, Christensen starts at LG, Scott becomes the backup LT, we release Little.  

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True class act. I read a story where he slept at a fellow players house on an air mattress bc he didn't know his future when he first arrived to Chicago. 

He welcomed the new guy with open arms and sent a nice shoutout to Chicago for giving him a chance. 

 

Sign him for Darnold and let Christensen learn behind a vet. Just not too long....Christensen will be 25 in September.

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I guess if he comes as a cheap insurance policy, but according to my friend who is a Bears fan, this dude sucks.  And the fact they released him after drafting a rookie LT tells me I dont think this was just cap related.

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3 minutes ago, Proudiddy said:

I guess if he comes as a cheap insurance policy, but according to my friend who is a Bears fan, this dude sucks.  And the fact they released him after drafting a rookie LT tells me I dont think this was just cap related.

Fair points... I don't think anyone should see Leno as the "answer" at LT, but I would feel a lot better if we signed someone like Leno or Okung for one more year to have an established veteran presence while Christensen and the other young guys continue to develop.  I like Irving for his versatility, but I would feel much better having someone who is an established LT

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2 hours ago, BrianS said:

Not sure it will be good for us.  He was making 9+ per season, and the dude is 29.  That generally isn't the type of player we've been signing in the Rhule era.

It would be a 1 year rental.  Just to take the pressure off starting the rookie. 

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We need to add an experienced, capable LT to this roster. Scott isn’t the answer. Little is a complete wild card. Christensen is a rookie. 
 

Not sure if they have any plans for Moton at LT. They’re paying him a bunch of money on a franchise deal. It’d be nice if he was able to make the permanent move. 
 

But if not I think you have to sign someone like Leno who was a cap casualty more than a performance casualty. The Bears were a dumpster fire with Trubisky and Leno was still within the top 10 tackles in the league as far as sacks allowed. Gotta assume some of those sacks are on MT. Bring him in on a one year deal. Let one of the young guys develop behind him. 

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8 minutes ago, unicar15 said:

We need to add an experienced, capable LT to this roster. Scott isn’t the answer. Little is a complete wild card. Christensen is a rookie. 
 

Not sure if they have any plans for Moton at LT. They’re paying him a bunch of money on a franchise deal. It’d be nice if he was able to make the permanent move. 
 

But if not I think you have to sign someone like Leno who was a cap casualty more than a performance casualty. The Bears were a dumpster fire with Trubisky and Leno was still within the top 10 tackles in the league as far as sacks allowed. Gotta assume some of those sacks are on MT. Bring him in on a one year deal. Let one of the young guys develop behind him. 

I wouldn't be surprised if they let Moton walk after this year. 

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7 minutes ago, Soul Rebel said:

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It would as bad as rescinding the franchise tag on Josh Norman in 2015 or how badly the team handled the departures of Smitty and Cam...

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