Bears don't see any linemen worth adding right now

There has been speculation that the Chicago Bears could add a veteran offensive lineman, but the closer we get to the end of the offseason – they will be done in less than six weeks – the less likely that scenario is.

The Bears considered Rob Sim when Seattle dangled him in trade and eventually dealt him to Detroit. They’ve thought about a few other options. But right now there isn’t anyone available that general manager Jerry Angelo says he is interested in bringing in.

"We could (sign someone) but we're not driven to do it," Angelo said Saturday night at the team’s charity ball at Soldier Field. "There is no one (available) right now (that we would bring in). I just feel there is the possibility of players being available later on."

“We will continue to look. I just feel that there is the possibility of players being available later on. There are going to be a handful of positions. It may be the offensive line.”

Right now, the Bears have veteran tackle Kevin Shaffer working with the first team at left guard. He could get competition from Josh Beekman before too long, but Beekman has been filling in at center while Olin Kreutz recovers from surgery to repair his Achilles tendon. Currently, Angelo doesn’t see anyone that would offer his team an upgrade, but the Bears did add a key player in late May a year ago when they signed linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa.

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