The Bears' plan to select an offensive lineman high in the draft didn't seem to change last week when veteran Kevin Shaffer was signed to fill the hole on the line at right tackle.
If the Bears add Orlando Pace, that could dramatically change the draft plan.
The Bears brought the veteran in for a visit to Halas Hall on Monday and he was given a physical. It's not know if the Bears have made a contract offer to Pace, but he is in negotiations with the Baltimore Ravens, who he visited shortly after being released by St. Louis.
If the Bears make a play for Pace, it could signal they don't believe they can get a quality starting-caliber tackle with the 18th pick of the draft or in the second round at No. 49. It would also increase the chances the team made a play for a wide receiver or a defensive player, perhaps a pass rusher, in the first round.