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Roster Move: Bears acquire veteran OL Dan Feeney from Miami

New Bears offensive lineman Dan Feeney
New Bears offensive lineman Dan Feeney

The Bears on Tuesday bolstered their offensive line by acquiring veteran guard/center Dan Feeney from the Dolphins in exchange for a 2024 sixth-round pick.

Feeney, 29, has appeared in 96 NFL games with 64 starts over six seasons with the Chargers (2017-20) and Jets (2021-22).

"He's played all three spots inside," said coach Matt Eberflus. "The versatility is there. You've got an inside guy, a guy you feel can play all spots and back up and be a good starter there. That's really it. It's kind of like having a good swing tackle. That's really what the thought process is there."

Feeney was selected by the Chargers in the third round of the 2017 draft out of Indiana. The 6-4, 310-pounder became the Chargers' starting left guard midway through his rookie season and opened all 16 games in each of the next three years, remaining at left guard in 2018-19 before moving to center in 2020. 

Feeney signed with the Jets in 2021 and played left guard and center the past two seasons, appearing in 33 games with seven starts. He signed a one-year contract with the Dolphins in March.

A Chicago area native, Feeney grew up in Orland Park and attended Sandburg High School.

Take a look at the players on the Bears' initial active roster for the 2023 season. (As of Aug. 29, 2023)

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