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Jul. 26—CHICAGO — Riley Reiff, a Parkston native and 10-year NFL veteran offensive tackle, will enter his 11th professional season with a new team.
Reiff, who started 12 games for the eventual AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals during the 2021 season, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears worth as much as $12.5 million, with $10 million likely to be earned, per a tweet from NFL insider Adam Schefter.
Chicago will provide Reiff, 33, a reunion with the NFC North — the division in which he spent his first nine seasons after being drafted in the first round, 23rd overall, out of the University of Iowa by the Detroit Lions in 2012. Reiff played for Detriot from 2012 to 2016 before signing with the Minnesota Vikings in 2017 and playing with the franchise through 2020. From there he landed with Cincinnati, where he was moved from left tackle to right tackle for the 2021 season.
Reiff has been an NFL mainstay, starting every game he's appeared in since late in his rookie campaign with Detroit. Over 10 NFL seasons, Reiff has played in 152 games, starting 144 of them, including five postseason contests. He is coming off an ankle injury that cut his season short in December 2021.