Thursday, April 2, 2009

And we signed Orlando Pace...

ESPN is reporting the Bears also signed Orlando Pace. He's old but he's a great left tackle and we needed to help out that swiss cheese offensive line.

Haven't been able to find a link yet, but I heard Pace was released from the Lou because he was due a $6 million roster bonus.


On the same day the Chicago Bears added a new quarterback, they got someone to protect him.

The Bears have agreed to terms with Orlando Pace, a source tells ESPN's Michael Smith.

Moments after acquiring quarterback Jay Cutler from the Denver Broncos, the Bears reached an agreement to sign former Rams left tackle Pace.

Terms of the deal weren't immediately available. Pace will reunite with Lovie Smith, who was the defensive coordinator for the Rams when Pace was considered one of the best left tackles in football.

Pace, 33, was released by the Rams after efforts to trade him failed. He was the first pick in the 1997 draft. The seven-time Pro Bowl tackle has been selected to six all NFC teams and was a five-time All-Pro.

Pace had an offer from the Philadelphia Eagles, but he decided to sign with the Bears on the day Cutler was acquired in a trade from the Broncos.

Senior NFL writer John Clayton contributed to this report.

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