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Chicago Bears sign Manny Ramirez

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It is being widely reported that the Chicago Bears have signed Manny Ramirez to a one year contract. Ramirez has 65 starts in 83 games during his eight year career. He can play center and both guard spots, so he will provide good veteran depth for the Bears during the 2016 season

I would also imagine he has a legitimate shot at beating out 2nd year center Hroniss Grasu once camp opens, but if he ends up backing up on the interior, the Bears will be in a much better position with him over last year's guard tandem of Patrick Omameh and Vladimir Ducasse.

The 33 year old Ramirez was at Halas hall yesterday for a visit and it's worth noting that he played four years for Bears head coach John Fox when they were in Denver. Ramirez was the center during Super Bowl XLVIII when the ball was snapped over Peyton Manning's head and into the end zone for a safety.

Last year with the Lions he played in all 16 games, with 7 starts and Pro Football Focus had him down as the number 4 center.

What are your thoughts on Ramirez being a Bear?