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Chicago Bears sign Amini Silatolu

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Adam Caplan of ESPN is reporting that the Chicago Bears have signed offensive guard Amini Silatolu to a one year contract. He's also reporting that the Bears' plan is to have him compete at the left guard position that has been manned by rookie Cody Whitehair during mini camp and OTAs. The 27 year old Silatolu could be seen as a replacement for Manny Ramirez, after Ramirez surprisingly retired after spending about 2 months with the Bears this offseason.

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Bears are hoping that Whitehair can win the starting center job, so we're to assume that Ted Larsen and Silatolu would be vying for the LG spot. What that means for 2nd year center Hroniss Grasu is anybody's guess.

Silatolu (6'4", 320) was a 2nd round draft pick of the Carolina Panthers in 2012 and he has appeared in 34 games with 28 starts in four years. Last season he only played in 9 games (3 starts) and had 296 total snaps. His injury history consists of two ACL tears and a dislocated wrist.

To make room on the roster, the Bears have waived UDFA QB Dalyn Williams.