Bears Won’t Pursue Larry Warford

Bears fans have been clamoring for the team to improve its offensive line after that unit disappointed in 2019, but Chicago did not make many investments in the front five either in free agency or the draft. And it looks like that trend will continue.

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune indicated that the Bears were considering a pursuit of former Saints guard Larry Warford after Warford’s release on Friday, but according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Chicago is no longer in the market for Warford. It’s unclear if Warford’s asking price is too high or if GM Ryan Pace is content with his personnel as is, but in any event, the soon-to-be 29-year-old will not end up in the Windy City.

The Bears inked former Seahawks first-rounder Germain Ifedi in March and added two offensive linemen in the seventh round of the draft, but the club’s O-line will largely look like it did last year. Ifedi, who was signed to a veteran minimum pact, will compete for the starting RG role along with Rashaad Coward.

Warford, who was named to the Pro Bowl in each of his three years with the Saints, would represent a marked upgrade over Ifedi and Coward, but Chicago is hopeful that it can help Ifedi reach his potential by kicking him into the interior of the line. Meanwhile, the Texans presumably remain in the hunt for Warford, and other teams are surely interested in his services as well.

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      • JJB0811

        Saints didn’t have a problem cutting him. Whether it be age, cost, performance, whatever. And they are always I the hunt, unlike Jax.

          • JJB0811

            Then went 5-11 & 6-10. Prior to 2017, their last division title was 1999. Poorly run franchise, you really can’t dispute that can you?

            • dynamite drop in monty

              All I’m saying is they were recently one win away from the super bowl, I’d consider that “in the hunt”. But sure, keep changing the subject and deflecting.

              • JJB0811

                From the hunt, to drafting in the top 10 back to back years. I’m not changing the subject. It’s a terrible franchise that could care less about winning on the field and their record speaks for itself.

                They haven’t had back to back winning seasons since 04-05.

  1. AstrosWS20

    This is ridiculous! To quote Ari Gold, Ryan Pace “get the f*** out!!!!!”

    • kroeg49

      I’m getting pretty fed up the way the Bears are being run. Stevie Wonder could see how terrible the Bears O-Line is and will be if we get playing this year

  2. Patrick N.

    Hope Cleveland signs him and fortifies that line in the one remaining weak spot

  3. axisofhonor25

    Of course not why would they want to pursue someone who can improve the team? This team’s under achievements goes way beyond Pace. As long as the McCaskey’s are around, they aren’t going anywhere.

  4. crosseyedlemon

    Ryan Pace: “Why should I invest in an OL upgrade when I can use the money to add to our roster of 9 crappy TEs?”

  5. Yep it is

    Signing a player like Warford would make too much sense for someone like Pace. Maybe next year when the new GM takes over

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