SEATTLE--If the Bears are looking for an offensive tackle--and shouldn't they be--Luke Petitgout represents an interesting possibility.
The problem is it's questionable whether or not he could help them now and the Bears need depth with only seventh-round pick Kirk Barton and undrafted rookie free agent Cody Balogh are behind John Tait and John St. Clair right now.
Petitgout was cut loose by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after he failed a physical. The Bucs used the roster spot to sign ex-Bears fullback J.D. Runnels.
Petitgout suffered a torn ACL in his right knee in Week 4 last season and had been on the physically unable to perform list. He reportedly is some ways from being ready to return. The Bucs had signed the veteran out of Notre Dame to a $15.5 million, three-year contract last season.
The ex-New York Giant was dominated by Alex Brown in past meetings. Of course, the Bears have already reached out to Fred Miller and could bring him in without having to teach him the playbook.