Scott will compete with former #1 draft pick Gabe Carimi, and former left tackle J'Marcus Webb to see who will start opposite new left tackle Jermon Bushrod. There were mixed reviews about Scott's performance last year, but he did appear in twelve games, with seven starts.
Here's John "Moon" Mullin's take on the signing;
#Bears keeping RT Jonathan Scott sets up solid 3-OT with flex - J Webb able to swing to LT to back Bushrod, Scott give 2 deep at RT— John Mullin (@CSNMoonMullin) March 25, 2013
This could also allow the Bears to take a longer look at Carimi inside at guard. After being forced to play the position for the first time last year, he adequately handled the move, and gives the new coaching staff some film to look at.
Here's a time line of the Bears free agency thus far:
The Bears have been busy since free agency started March 12, signing left tackle Jermon Bushrod (March 12), tight end(March 12), defensive end (March 20), tight end (March 21), linebacker D.J. Williams (March 22), safety (March 23) and linebacker (March 24) before coming to terms with Scott.
Let us know what you think about the Scott signing, and about all of Phil Emery's moves so far.