Free-agent OT Orlando Pace is meeting with the Chicago Bears on Monday, reports NFL.com’s Steve Wyche. The only other team Pace has met with since being cut by the St. Louis Rams is the Baltimore Ravens.
Pace hit the open market earlier this month after being released by the Rams in a move that saved St. Louis $6 million in cap space.
Pace has ties to some of the Bears coaches, and the Bears need Offensive Line depth. Rotoworld is saying he'll compete with Chris Williams at Left Tackle, but I think he'll play Right Tackle for the Bears. If the Bears sign him, this would make Shaffer a backup/swing tackle, and when Pace gets injured (which will happen, he's old and injury prone), Shaffer or Omiyale can play RT.