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Chicago Bears re-sign Bradley Sowell

The Chicago Bears are bringing back one of their own free agents.

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The Chicago Bears have announced that they have re-signed offensive lineman Bradley Sowell to a two year contract.

Sowell was signed as a back up tackle last offseason, but he showed the ability to back up at guard in 2018 as well. He played all 16 games last year with two starts, with 299 snaps on offense and 50 more snaps on special teams.

Even though he played the seventh most snaps among their offensive linemen, he tied for fourth most penalties on the team with six.

He originally entered the league as an undrafted rookie with the Indianapolis Colts in 2012. He was with the Arizona Cardinals from 2013 to 2015, and with the Seattle Seahawks in 2017. In his six year career he has played in 84 games while making 23 starts.

For now, Sowell slots into the swing tackle role, and he adds some value since he plays guard as well. I would expect the Bears to continue searching for other swing tackle options.