CBS- The Chicago Bears have released offensive lineman Matt Slauson, the team announced Sunday.Slauson, 30, started 37 games with the Bears in the last three seasons, 33 at left guard and four at center. He played three seasons with the New York Jets before signing with the Bears as a free agent.The Bears took an offensive lineman Cody Whitehair from Kansas State in the second round of last week’s NFL Draft.
Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
This move would be so simple and so great. Slauson just looks like a football player that belongs in the trenches.
Last season, the site Pro Football Focus graded Slauson out as the #18 ranked guard in football, with a top-ten pass protection rating. Slauson just recently turned 30-years old and shouldn't command a ton of money. A one-year deal would do wonders for a Ravens offensive line that needs more depth.
Right now heading into camps we are rolling with Ryan Jensen and John Urschel as the top guys to replace stud Kelechi Osemele. Slauson would be an upgrade over both of those guys and would allow Urschel to be a key back up at guard and center. Not to mention, Slauson played for the Chicago Bears while our offensive coordinator Marc Trestman was the head coach there for a time.
This move makes to much sense and is right up Ozzie Newsome's alley. It would be a low cost contract for a veteran that still has some good years left. The line would just form right together with him at left guard.
LT: Ronnie Stanley
LG: Matt Slauson
C: Jeremy Zuttah
RG: Marshal Yanda
RT: Ricky Wagner
If that doesn't look like an offensive line with some upside I really don't know what does. If it were me I'd call Slauson right now and invite him down for a visit at Owing Mills and not let him leave the joint.