This move shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.
Given injuries on offensive line #Bears are expected to re-sign veteran Eben Britton per NFL source.— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) September 9, 2014
With high ankle sprains for starting center Roberto Garza and starting left guard Matt Slauson, the Chicago Bears are in need of some more depth along the offense line. Britton has played tackle, guard and tight end in the NFL. He's even worked out at center in past training camps. He's only 26 years old and he was part of the final waves of cuts for the Bears in 2014.
Phil Emery last week to http://t.co/N3NpEmqAqM: "One of the hardest [cuts] was Eben Britton because he positively contributed last year."— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) September 9, 2014
Britton had some injuries throughout camp that limited his reps. Newcomer Michael Ola took advantage of Britton's absence as well as the absence of Jordan Mills and Kyle Long to show the Bears his versatility. With Brian de la Puente and Ola securing jobs, the Bears decided to keep rookie draft pick Charles Leno Jr. instead of Britton.
I figured Britton would be snatched up by another o-line needy team like the Green Bay Packers. I'm surprised he was still available, but fortunately for the Bears he was.
The Bears will have to release someone to accommodate Britton on the 53 man roster and once they do that we'll update accordingly.
#Bears make Eben Britton signing official. Sign Greg Herd to practice squad. Release Micheal Spurlock and terminate PS deal of DT Roy Philon— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) September 9, 2014
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