The Bears have a meeting scheduled with former Washington Football Team offensive tackle Morgan Moses, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday.
The 30-year-old Moses is coming off of arguably the best season of his career, having notched an 80.6 PFF grade. He was ranked as their 15th-best offensive tackle, as well as their sixth-best right tackle. He spent six seasons as Washington’s starting right tackle, having not missed a single game in that span. The Football Team released him before his fourth year of a five-year, $38.5 million extension signed in 2017.
Moses is an experienced and reliable offensive tackle option who has proven to be durable over the course of an NFL season. His release appeared to be more cap-related than anything else.
Chicago is currently expected to start Germain Ifedi at right tackle, who graded out at 65.0 by PFF, for reference. Though they re-signed him to a one-year, $5 million deal, his overall inconsistency over the course of his NFL career should be cause for concern in using him as a full-time starter. Signing Moses would give the Bears a more reliable option at right tackle, as well as a veteran who could serve as a mentor of sorts for second-round pick and left tackle Teven Jenkins.
The Bears appear to have competition for Moses’ services, as the soon-to-be eight-year veteran met with the Jets last week. However, if they can find a way to acquire him, he would presumably serve as a considerable upgrade for their offensive line.