Bears Restructure Charles Leno’s Contract

The Bears have converted $7MM of offensive tackle Charles Leno’s base salary into a signing bonus, according to Field Yates of ESPN.com (on Twitter). With that, the Bears have created $5.6MM in cap space, giving them flexibility as veterans get chopped from rosters around the NFL. The revision will also give the Bears $2.8MM in extra breathing room for 2020 and 2021. 

Leno, a 2014 seventh-rounder, inked a four year, $37MM extension with the Bears prior to the 2017 season. Over the course of his five-year NFL career, the 27-year-old (28 in October) has started in all 61 of his contests.

In other Bears news, the club waived Elliott Fry earlier this week, leaving Eddy Pineiro as the last remaining kicker on the roster.

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      • crosseyedlemon

        A reunion of Eric Berry and Nagy should be included in the mix just to keep things interesting.

  1. nentwigs

    Now that the contract of Charles Leno has been addressed, the next one is that for Jay Leno !!

  2. random comment guy

    That Carolina kicking situation is interesting as well as the Vikings’ kicking situation. I’m wondering if those teams will hold out to see if they can trade one of their kickers.

      • random comment guy

        To trade a 5th round pick to get a punter seems pretty steep. You can argue they were blocking the Bears and Packers but I think this guy will be the place kicker sooner than later.

  3. leprechaun

    They now have 21 million in cap space so something is cooking at Halas Hall

      • tim2686

        a lot on the books for next year, so might be a bit early for an extension for him. unless they can convert a signing bonus to reduce the cap hit.

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