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Roy Robertson-Harris (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
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Bears: Roy Robertson-Harris would strengthen defensive line

While we can forget about the Packers signing star wide receiver Allen Robinson, one player I did consider here was Cordarrelle Patterson as he could turn things around in the return game while also providing some value on offense. However, I went with defensive tackle Roy Robertson-Harris.

One area Green Bay could look to strengthen in free agency is along the defensive line. The defense has needed to get Kenny Clark some help for a while. Perhaps a division rival could help out.

Robertson-Harris is a free agent this offseason and could make an immediate impact in Joe Barry’s defense. Robertson-Harris signed with the Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2016 but has become a solid part of their defense in recent years.

Robertson-Harris became a part of the Bears’ defensive line rotation right away and has played in 52 games. In four seasons, he’s made 75 tackles, nine tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, 30 quarterback hits, and six pass defenses.

Where Robertson-Harris could really help Green Bay’s defense is stopping the run. The defense improved in this area late in the 2020 season but struggled early on. Adding a player like Robertson-Harris would help along the defensive line.

Spotrac estimates Robertson-Harris will sign a three-year deal worth $24.77 million. If the Packers can afford a deal in that range, there’s no doubt Robertson-Harris could help the defense improve.