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Matthew Emmons - USA Today Sports

Bears sign German offensive lineman to free agent deal


by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Bears have added another player to their roster by signing undrafted free agent Lorenz Metz.

Metz is a huge 6’9” offensive guard/tackle who played college football at the University of Cincinnati.

"Can’t wait to get to work! I’m feeling so blessed for this opportunity," Metz tweeted after signing with the Bears.

Although Metz battled injuries in the 2022 season, he was still able to make an impact on the field. He started the final five games of the season at right guard, helping UC roll for a season-high 235 rushing yards against Tulane to cap the regular season.

Metz has also been recognized for his outstanding performance in the 2021 season, where he was named to the All-AAC First Team and CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team.

Metz's football journey is an interesting one. He didn't begin playing football until he was 18 years old and was already a chemical technician in Germany.

He played for the Kirchdorf Wildcats in the German Football League in Kirchdorf am Inn, located in southern Bavaria. He made the switch from defensive line to offensive line in 2018 and has been thriving ever since.

Standing at a towering 6’9” and weighing in at 330 pounds, Metz is an imposing figure on the field. He has experience playing both guard and tackle positions and has been most successful at guard, where his rough style of play has flourished.

Metz has already shown that he has the talent to succeed at the collegiate level, and now he'll have the opportunity to prove himself in the NFL. He may have gone undrafted, but that doesn't mean he's not capable of making an impact at the next level.

Metz's size, versatility, and talent make him a player to watch as the Bears prepare for the upcoming season. If he can stay healthy and continue to develop his skills, he could end up being a steal for the Bears.

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