After kicking the tires on former first-overall pick Jake Long, the Bears instead chose to sign former Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Nate Chandler on Thursday, according to the team.
Chandler, 27, is a four-year NFL veteran who has played in 37 games with the Panthers while making 19 starts. He missed all of the 2015 season with a knee injury that he suffered in 2014, which then resurfaced last training camp.
The addition of Chandler mainly adds depth to the Bears’ offensive line, but he could compete with Charles Leno Jr. at left tackle and back up Bobby Massie at right tackle. Chandler has mainly played on the right side in his career.
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