The Bears are adding some veteran depth on their offensive line.
Manny Ramirez, who can play both guard and center, signed with Chicago today, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.
Last year Ramirez played in all 16 games for the Lions, starting seven. Detroit acquired him in a 2015 draft-day trade from Denver, where he had started all 16 games two years in a row for the Broncos. In Denver he played for Bears head coach John Fox and Bears offensive line coach Dave Magazu.
The 33-year-old Ramirez could compete with Hroniss Grasu for the starting center spot, and if he loses that competition he’d provide depth at both center and guard.