Bears sign Bobby Massie to a contract extension

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CHICAGO, IL – AUGUST 11: Bobby Massie #70 of and Kyle Long #75 of the Chicago Bears await the snap against the Denver Broncos at Soldier Field on August 11, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Chicago Bears have re-signed offensive lineman Bobby Massie to a four-year contract extension through 2022.

“Bobby has been an important part of our offensive line the past three years and has shown steady improvement during that time,” Bears GM Ryan Pace said. “Bobby has a tremendous work ethic and has displayed the kind of toughness and consistency we want in our players. More importantly, he is a great teammate and we’re excited to keep him in the fold.”

Massie, a native of Lynchburg, Va., has started all 46 regular-season games in which he has played the past three seasons at right tackle for the Bears, including all 17 games in 2018 en route to a NFC North Division championship.

Massie helped anchor an offensive line that allowed just 33 sacks in 2018, tied for the third fewest in the NFC. He and the rest of the offensive line helped Chicago’s quarterbacks set a franchise single-season record with a 67.2 completion percentage while the Bears’ offense averaged 26.3 points per game, fourth best in the NFC, and scored 24 or more points 11 times, the most since 1995.

Massie is a seven-year NFL veteran with 92 starts at right tackle. He spent his first four seasons with the Arizona Cardinals from 2012-15 after being drafted in the fourth round out of Ole Miss in the 2012 NFL Draft. He has started 76 consecutive games in which he has played, missing just four total games from 2015-17.

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