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Bears not signing Ogunjobi due to failed physical


Defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi won't be joining the Bears after all.

The sixth-year pro, an unrestricted free agent who had agreed to a three-year contract earlier this week, failed his physical administered by the team on Thursday.

Bears general manager Ryan Poles released the following statement:

"As I said before, Larry Ogunjobi embodies everything we are looking for in a Bear. He is a special person and player. During the league's negotiating window earlier this week, we agreed to terms with him, subject to him passing a physical here. After a standard and thorough physical and medical review with Larry yesterday afternoon, our medical team deemed him to have failed his physical and therefore, unfortunately, we are not signing him today. This is difficult and it is emotional for everyone involved, but ultimately is what is in the best interest of protecting the Chicago Bears."

Ogunjobi, 27, has appeared in 76 NFL games with 63 starts over five seasons with the Browns (2017-20) and Bengals (2021), registering 229 tackles, 21.5 sacks, 41 tackles-for-loss and two forced fumbles.

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