After bolstering their defense with inside linebacker Danny Trevathan, the Bears also addressed their offense on the first day of free agency, agreeing to a three-year contract with tackle Bobby Massie.
The Bears agreed to terms with Bobby Massie on a three-year contract on Wednesday. Here's a look at the offensive tackle in an Arizona Cardinals uniform.
Massie spent his first four NFL seasons with the Cardinals, appearing in 54 games with 46 starts, all at right tackle. The 6-6, 316-pounder was selected by Arizona in the fourth round of the 2012 draft, one pick after the Bears chose tight end Evan Rodriguez.
Massie, who will turn 27 on Aug. 1, started all 16 games as a rookie in 2012 and all 16 again in 2014. He opened the final 14 contests in 2015 after serving a two-game suspension imposed by the NFL following an arrest for driving under the influence. One of the contests he missed was a Week 2 win over the Bears at Soldier Field.
Massie's arrival has fueled speculation that the Bears will move Kyle Long from right tackle back to right guard, the position he played his first two NFL seasons in 2013-14. Knowing that the issue would be raised, Long joked on Twitter: "Just got the call I'm moving to defensive line."
Long later discussed Massie's signing on ESPN 1000's Waddle and Silvy Show.
"I don't know what this means for me," Long said. "For all I know, I could be catching passes from Jay [Cutler] next year. There is still so much time for things to happen and for things to transpire.
"I don't care where they put me. I'll figure out a way to do it. I'll figure out how to make the guy across from me have a really long day. If it means going back to guard, great. If it means going back to tackle, great."