Chicago Bears made another addition to their defensive line on Thursday afternoon signing defensive tackle Andrew Billings to a one year deal. The contract is for one year and $3.5 million of which $2.4 million is guaranteed.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 16, 2023
Billings was drafted in the fourth round by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2016 and was starting tackle in 2018 and 19 collecting 3.5 sacks and 12 tackles for loss. The Baylor alum then opted out of the 2020 Covid season and became a free agent in 2021.
He joined the Cleveland Browns where he barely played and was released halfway through the 2021 season. Billings was then picked up by the Las Vegas Raiders last off-season and he made 14 starts registering a sack and 3 TFL’s.
This is a good depth signing for the Bears but it absolutely should not be the last move they make on the defensive line. Chicago has to draft or somehow acquire at least one starter quality defensive tackle before the 2023 season begins. Just one of the numerous holes they still have to fill.