The Chicago Bears are continuing to add pieces on the first day of NFL free agency, as the team announced a new contract for right tackle Bobby Massie.
Massie, who started his career with the Arizona Cardinals, will likely play right tackle for the Bears next season, moving Kyle Long either to left tackle or, more likely, back to right guard, according to Bleacher Report's Jason Cole, where he was a Pro Bowler for his first two career NFL seasons.
The deal for Massie will be for three years, according to the Bears.
The Bears originally had been in the market for former Kansas City Chiefs lineman Jeff Allen, but he ended up signing a lucrative 4-year deal with the Houston Texans as free agency opened on Wednesday. That forced the Bears to go in a different direction, and the team will likely be satisfied in acquiring a talent like Massie that can help shore up their offensive line.
The team still has questions on the left side of their line, with Jermon Bushrod being cut earlier this offseason and Charles Leno, Jr. still a bit of a question mark at the left tackle position. The team will likely still try to add some depth at that spot, and could also make a move to shore up their center position as Hroniss Grasu will be entering just his second year in the league next season.