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It's no secret that left tackle is the biggest area of weakness on the Bears depth chart.
Everybody in Chicago knows the name "J'Marcus Webb," as it goes together with expletives better than peanut butter does with jelly.
Webb was manhandled by the Green Bay Packers in an embarrassing performance in Week 2, but to his credit, he has played much better ever since—notably in the Cowboys game against DeMarcus Ware.
Nevertheless, banking on consistent play down the stretch from the former seventh round pick may be too risky, considering to the Bears' Super Bowl aspirations this season.
Unfortunately, left tackles are extremely valuable possessions in the pass-heavy NFL of the present day. There aren't many teams willing to part ways with their front line of defense.
However, if Emery wants to get aggressive, Jaguars left tackle Eugene Monroe could be an option. Monroe was selected eighth overall in the 2009 draft and still has two years remaining on his rookie deal worth around $5 million per year.
Admittedly, getting Monroe would be a long shot, but if Emery wanted to package a second round pick with Israel Idonije, the Jags (who are in need of defensive line help) might take the bait.
Idonije is in the final year of his contract and the play of Shea McClellin has made him expendable.
Kansas City Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert, playing in the final year of his deal, is also a possibility. Like Monroe, Albert is a former first round pick out of the University of Virginia, and would drastically improve the offensive line.
Once again, it all depends on how much the Bears are willing to offer. It's a long shot for either one of these to happen, but it's worth it for Emery to at least make a quality offer.
This team is a solid left tackle away from being a complete team. Maybe that will be enough to get the negotiations started.