Bears sign 6-foot-9, 315-pound offensive tackle Dennis Roland

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  1. The Benjamin

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    @DavidHaugh: Bears sign 6-foot-9, 315-pound offensive tackle Dennis Roland. Yes, 6-9. So if you see Bulls GM Gar Forman around Bourbonnais...
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    Interesting... How does a guy like that get lower in his stance than the guy opposite him? Not sure how you get leverage when you are that tall. Hope he is strong as a bull. Guess I should see him play before I pass judgement. LOL

    Just think it's interesting!
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    Too late to teach him LB or DL position? Lol
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    How about a backup TE. Reminds me of that 6-10 guy we brought in back in the day. Add this to the 6-7 center we just brought in we will have the tallest team in the league.
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    Put him on ST to block PATs/Field Goals. I don't want to see Cutty bouncing pass after pass off his helmet. Or shoulders.
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    Jumbo Elliott was 6'8" for NYG's.

    Im still trying to see Ryan Groy in a long snapper role.

    I would like a 315 lb L.S. if he pans out.
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    Not gonna happen. :nonono2:

    So who did they release to make room for this new guy? That's two new OL this week.
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    It like all thoughts was an idea for CHICAGO BEARS.
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    My thoughts exactly.. He puts some muscle on, and can just throw the OL's around.. lol
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    This is an explanation that may fit the Roland signing and who was waived to make room for him and Pocic.

    Roster moves: The Bears on Thursday signed tackle Dennis Roland and offensive lineman Graham Pocic to one-year contracts and waived tackle Cody Booth and receiver Terrence Toliver with an injury settlement.

    Roland has appeared in 71 games with 30 starts in eight NFL seasons with the Buccaneers (2006-07) and Bengals (2008-13). His father, Dennis Roland, Sr., was head football coach at Olivet Nazarene University—where the Bears hold training camp—from 1986-90. The elder Roland passed away on Jan. 1, 2008 due to cancer at the age of 51.

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    True but we've been through this already. NFL LS don't weigh 315lbs and play OG.

    Look at the two guys they have now. Rempel is listed at 229lbs and Hartson at 238lbs. They're LB or TE size guys. Anywhere from around 235-250lbs is the prototype for a LS.
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    We just hired a 6'9" who in theory should be shagging balls at BULLS.

    Got em penciled in at Tackle.

    Im willing to play around with efforts that dont square up with the rest of the NFL.
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    It makes sense they were only missing a big man center on that basketball O receiving core. Maybe Bulls should take a look at these guys.:smilebig:
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    Good, 'cause the 6'9" guy is already an OT with 30 NFL starts to his credit. Slick move.

    The 6'7" guy played OC in college but you may want to pencil him in at OT too.


    Good for you but fortunately you don't coach the Bears or we'd have a 315lb LS running down under punts who'd probably get there a week after everyone else and can't tackle his grandmother.

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