Bears add former Seahawks lineman Germain Ifedi

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The Bears added a former first-rounder to the offensive line mix.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Bears are adding former Seahawks tackle Germain Ifedi on a one-year deal.

Ifedi, the 31st overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, started 60 games the last four seasons in Seattle.

He could play guard with the Bears, who lost longtime guard Kyle Long to retirement.

16 responses to “Bears add former Seahawks lineman Germain Ifedi

  1. Not surprised he isn’t a Seahawk after all the movement made on the offensive line, thus far. I’m not a big fan of losing your home grown talent, but in this case, I’m glad. He frustrated me with penalties that always seemed to come at critical junctures. It is time for him to move on. Wish him well.

  2. So far, the only ex Seahawk to get a decent free agent offer was their backup tackle/heavy blocking TE…..yet Wilson still hasn’t received 1 MVP vote in his entire career.

  3. Whew. Was worried the longer he stayed unsigned, the more likely he may be to return to the Hawks.

    Best of luck Bears fans. He is strong as a bull, but has sooo many mental errors/personal fouls/false starts.

    Hope he excels in his new setting.

  4. Thanks goodness!!! Ifedi is a designated drive stopper. He has cost us so many drives at crucial times over the years I wouldn’t pay him the league minimum. Better off to go with someone that may have a bit less physical talent but is mentally disciplined.

  5. I like him a bit more than most Hawks fans – but Ifedi was just not quite quick enough to play Tackle – the quicker rushers always killed him. Most of his penalties (the false starts and the holds) were all to compensate for the above. Probably, he was always better suited to play Guard.

    Wouldn’t surprise me if he had a productive career still in the NFL – he’s a powerful guy, and he doesn’t get hurt – that’s worth something.

  6. He may have had a lot of pre-snap penalties but he also is an Ironhorse. He’s started every game for the past 4 years. Not a lot of linemen can say that.

  7. I love watching a team complain about a player they just traded or let walk. I remember when Alshon Jeffery left the Bears and the Bears fans were so happy and then he won the SuperBowl with the Eagles.

  8. Seattle’s not known as the mecca for offensive linemen or for coaching them up. If Ifedi moves over to guard like someone already suggested, he could end up being quite effective for the Bears.

  9. Good signing on a prove it one year deal. I did laugh about the Alshon Jeffrey comment. Eagles are trying to get rid of him for a reason.

  10. Ferocious run blocker. That’s about it. Ifedi’s strong and agile in clearing the way for backs, and sets an aggressive tone when blocking. But those positives are balanced out by some hefty negatives. Way, way too many penalties and a liability in pass protection. Ifedi’s attitude is not good, either.

    Ifedi’s the type of player a team signs to impart some attitude to its other linemen and boost the run game a little. They should also anticipate the drawbacks that come with that in anticipating if the total product is worth it. Hopefully for the Bears they spend a pick on a good workhorse back to take advantage of the one strength that Ifedi provides.

  11. Penny-pinching Mode is saying fare thee well to a player who was rated as a second round pick before the draft by experts. Proves that just because you draft a guy in the first round does not make him a first rounder.

  12. ak185 says:

    March 25, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    Ferocious run blocker. That’s about it. Ifedi’s strong and agile in clearing the way for backs, and sets an aggressive tone when blocking. But those positives are balanced out by some hefty negatives. Way, way too many penalties and a liability in pass protection. Ifedi’s attitude is not good, either.

    Ifedi’s the type of player a team signs to impart some attitude to its other linemen and boost the run game a little. They should also anticipate the drawbacks that come with that in anticipating if the total product is worth it. Hopefully for the Bears they spend a pick on a good workhorse back to take advantage of the one strength that Ifedi provides.

    Bears drafted one of the top workhorse backs in college football last year. I am pretty sure they won’t be spending a high pick on a RB. OL more likely.

  13. The best ability is availability– especially on the Offensive Line. Ifedi takes the field each and every week, each and every year. Ifedi played every offensive snap last year!

    Think about that, at his position-

    Carroll clearly wanted him back; this was about money, plain and simple. Joe Fan will obviously not understand-

    I will miss him in Seattle, and wish him the best in Chicago-

  14. Thank you Bears. I had fears he would be back on the Seahawks roster. They have waited 4 years on his potentail. Too many drive killing fall starts and teams abuse him with stunts leaving him in no mans land with a free rusher coming at Wilson.

    He can be a earth mover at times in the run game and is only 25. So there is upside

  15. All these comments about his durability assure he’ll be on IR for the Bears by week 4. That’s just how things for them. Give them credit for realizing they have atrocious talent on the OL but the way Ryan Pace has squandered FA money and draft picks they are left with little else but to pick up other teams’ scraps. Hope it works out for them but not holding my breath.

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