One of the best offensive lineman of his generation is out of work.
Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the Bears have cut offensive tackle Orlando Pace, ending his one-year tenure in Chicago and possibly signaling an end to the career of a Hall of Fame-worthy left tackle.
Pace started 11 games for the Bears in 2009, but he wasn’t the same player he had been as a perennial Pro Bowler with the St. Louis Rams. As ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski said of Pace during the season, “there’s nothing left.”
The 34-year-old Pace was the first overall pick in the 1997 NFL draft. He played 12 seasons for the Rams before signing with the Bears last year.