The Seahawks have signed OL Frank Omiyale, who was released earlier in the offseason by the Bears.
The Bears parted with two veteran linemen Thursday as they continued to prepare for free agency, which begins March 13.
Can the Vikings pull the upset or will the Bears get back on track?
PFW associate editor Dan Parr gives his stock analysis of the Bears and identifies who, or what, is on the rise or decline following their Week Five loss to the Lions.
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Bears-Vikings game.
The Bears haven't been thrilled with Frank Omiyale's play, but he's expected to make his third consecutive start Monday night vs. the Lions.
Ndamukong Suh's combination of speed and strength could force the Bears to double-team him frequently Monday night.
The Bears' pass protection is still a concern, and it will be tested off the edges Sunday against the Panthers.
With Gabe Carimi out for at least a few weeks recovering from a knee injury, the Bears are giving Frank Omiyale the first shot to fill in at right tackle.
This is the fifth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Bears' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. The series continues with an analysis of Chicago's OL situation.
The Seahawks had little trouble tearing through Chicago's offensive line on Oct. 17, when QB Jay Cutler was sacked six times in his first game back after suffering a concussion.
Here's a key matchup when the Bears head to Minnesota to face the Vikings in Week 15.
The Bears are only a game back in the race to secure home-field advantage in the NFC, but they still have an obvious weakness, and something tells me Bill Belichick is going to have a good plan for exploiting it ...
The Bears' offense has benefited from starting the same offensive linemen in the same five positions in each of the past four games, but Jay Cutler still has faced a fair share of heat recently.
Bears OLT Frank Omiyale is serviceable and moves his feet well, but DE Trent Cole has the speed to beat him.