The Chicago Bears have added yet another offensive linemen, inking former Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Riley Reiff to a one-year deal worth up to $12.5 million.
Reiff has experience on both the right and left side of the offensive line, making him a valuable tool for Ryan Poles and the Bears.
Reiff’s 2021 season was cut short due to ankle injury, however, when he was on the field, Reiff was quite good. He started twelve games for Cincinnati, allowing four sacks and posted a PFF grade of 67.3.
The former Cincinnati Bengal is no stranger to the NFC North, as Chicago will be his third stop in the division. Reiff began his career as a first-round pick of the Detroit Lions in 2012, and was signed in 2017 by the Minnesota Vikings.
Reiff joins a rather weak Bears tackle group that consists of 2021 second-round selection Teven Jenkins, rookie Braxton Jones, veteran Julie’n Davenport, and Larry Borom. As of now, Reiff is a clear favorite to win the starting spot at Tackle for the Bears in 2022.