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Chicago Bears OL Manny Ramirez has retired

The Chicago Bears have officially placed offensive lineman Manny Ramirez on the reserve/retired list.

The Chicago Bears have placed veteran offensive lineman Manny Ramirez, who signed a one-year deal with the club this off-season, on the reserve/retired list. 

Ramirez, who played under John Fox in Denver, was supposed to push second-year lineman Hroniss Grasu for the starting center position. At 33-years-old, it's clear his mind and/or body were not up to the task of another NFL season. 

This move removes a veteran leader from the locker room and weakens depth along the interior of the offensive line. 

From the official press release: 

Ramirez played in 83 games with 65 starts over eight seasons with the Detroit Lions (2007-09, ’15) and the Denver Broncos (2011-14). Ramirez joined the Bears as an unrestricted free agent on March 30, 2016.

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