The Chicago Bears added a potential weapon for Justin Fields when they traded for N’Keal Harry last week.

Why not go ahead and add one more before veterans report to training camp next week?

That’s exactly what they could do with ex-Minnesota Viking and ex-New York Giant Kyle Rudolph, a tight end and former first-round pick who has carved out a nine-year career in the NFL.

The Bears have third-year tight end Cole Kmet as the incumbent starter and he should have a solid year. But what about beyond Kmet?

There are two veterans in Ryan Griffin and James O’Shaugnessy, but neither really move the needle when it comes to catching the ball. If Kmet were to go down for an extended period of time, it would mean one less target -and one less main target, at that- for Justin Fields.

And it’s not like Fields can afford to lose many viable targets in 2022.

Rudolph would instantly provide another target behind Kmet and, he’s a good option for 12-personnel sets. He’s a willing and capable blocker in the run game. Plus, he’s a good red zone option, as well.

The biggest obstacle -outside cutting a player to make room for Rudolph- would be convincing Rudolph to play for the Bears. And I mean that as respectfully as possible. But it’s probably safe to assume not many NFL players expect the Bears to do much in 2022.

There’s also the fact that Luke Getsy’s passing attack didn’t involve the tight end position too much in Green Bay, which can easily play into the team’s decision making.

But when it comes to solid, affordable veterans who can come in and immediately contribute, it’s never a bad idea to add one or two of those guys at a position that needs the depth.

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