Could the Chicago Bears add offensive guard Brandon Moore?

Jeff Zelevansky

Offensive guard is an obvious need for the Chicago Bears, and Brandon Moore would be a good fit.

In a move that would have a Jerry Angelo feel to it, the Chicago Bears are reportedly interested in free agent offensive guard Brandon Moore, late of the New York Jets.


The Bears have a glaring hole in the interior of their offensive line, and while Moore isn't the player most fans are clamoring for, he would be a good fit. With limited cap space, the 10 years veteran and 2011 Pro Bowler would come at a more reasonable price than some of his younger cohorts.

Moore hasn't missed a game since 2005, and has always played right guard in the NFL. Even though his position is the same as current Chicago free agent Lance Louis, Moore is an upgrade. It's unknown if the Bears are looking at Moore to replace Louis.

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According to our friends at Pro Football Focus, Moore is the top available interior lineman, and his +21.3 placed him as the 4th guard overall. Here's more from PFF on Moore;

Success is nothing new for Moore who has now posted a positive grade every year since PFF's inception in 2008. His +12.8 run blocking grade will be attractive to any team looking to move the ball on the ground, though he's also more than capable in pass protection. He graded at +5.6 as a pass blocker with a Pass Blocking Efficiency (PBE) of 97.2 that ranked 18th among all guards. Moore's all-around game has him as our top interior lineman heading into free agency.

So Bears fans, what would this potential signing do for you?

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