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Packers Lose Tackle Jason Spriggs to the Chicago Bears

Jason Spriggs, who failed to live up to the expectations of former Green Bay general manager Ted Thompson, reportedly is signing a one-year deal with NFC North rival Chicago, Jim Owczarski of Packers News reports.

ESPN reported Friday that Spriggs will follow in the free-agency footsteps of former Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and tight end Jimmy Graham in joining the Bears.

Thompson traded up nine spots in the 2016 draft to select Spriggs, a tackle out of Indiana, in the second round with the 48th overall pick. Thompson traded the Packers’ original No. 57 overall pick in the second round, along with a fourth-rounder (No. 125) and seventh-rounder (248), to the Indianapolis Colts.

Spriggs, 25, appeared in 36 games in three years with nine starts for the Packers and did not solidify himself as a potential replacement for Bryan Bulaga, who also departed Green Bay as a free agent this offseason. Spriggs spent the entire 2019 season on the Packers’ injured reserve list with back and elbow issues.


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