Chicago Bears add Depth to Offensive and Defensive Line
Dec 22, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) is tackled by Detroit Lions defensive tackle Andre Fluellen (96), cornerback Jonte Green (36) and outside linebacker DeAndre Levy (54) during the game at Ford Field. Falcons won 31-18. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
The Bears remain active during free agency adding three more players to the roster. According to chicagobears.com the Bears have signed defensive tackle Andre Fluellen, defensive end Kyle Moore and center Taylor Boggs.
Here is what Larry Mayer had to say about the three players:
"Fluellen, 28, has appeared in 56 games with six starts over five seasons with the Lions (2008-12) and Dolphins (2012), recording 52 tackles, 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble. The 6-2, 302-pounder was selected by Detroit in the third round of the 2008 draft out of Florida State.Last season Fluellen appeared in five games with one start with the Lions and Dolphins, registering six tackles."
"Moore, 26, has appeared in 31 games with 14 starts over four seasons with the Buccaneers (2009-10) and Bills (2011-12), compiling 57 tackles, three sacks and two fumble recoveries. The 6-6, 263-pounder was selected by Tampa Bay in the fourth round of the 2009 draft out of USC.Last season Moore played in 12 games with seven starts, recording a career-high 24 tackles and three sacks."
"Boggs, 26, entered the NFL in 2011 as an undrafted free agent with the New York Jets out of Humboldt State, but he has not appeared in a regular season game."
Free Agency is never over and the Bears are staying active signing depth to positions of need before the NFL Draft. With the recent signings of defensive ends Kyle Moore and Turk McBride, I think the Bears have moved on from trying to sign Israel Idonije for another year. The question is did the Bears ever intend on bringing Izzy back?
Who else will the Bears sign before the draft? Do these signings give the Bears more flexibility in the draft? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.