The Chicago Bears signed an offensive lineman today, addressing a position that is sorely needed.
#Bears have signed three free agents to 1-year contracts today: C Taylor Boggs, DT Andre Fluellen and DE Kyle Moore.— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) April 10, 2013
We already told you about the others, but you'll notice that first name, Taylor Boggs.
Or you probably won't. Taylor Boggs played at Humboldt State, and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jets in July 2011. He was then placed on injured reserve in August for the entire 2011 season. He was then cut by the Jets in April 2012.
Boggs has no NFL stats, obviously, but there is this video of him doing offensive line drills:
Is this guy going to threaten Roberto Garza for the starting job? No, probably not. If he shakes out and plays well, perhaps he could find himself in a developmental or backup slot. More likely, he's in the first round of cuts the Bears make in camp.
What was the injury, you ask? Torn ACL, of course, which required surgery. For those of you who like this sort of thing, here's him jumping really high as a big dude after the injury:
So the Bears are addressing the o-line, just like a lot of fans liked. So everyone is happy now, right?