The Bears Add More Offensive Line Depth With Signing Of Eben Britton


Sep 30, 2012; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars guard Eben Britton (73) sits on the bench during the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Everbank Field. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears announced they signed Eben Britton to a one year contract today.  Britton will be listed as guard as he adds depth and competition to the offensive line corp.  Britton was selected in the 2nd round of the 2009 draft out of the University of Arizona by the Jacksonville Jaguars where he has played during the first four seasons of his NFL career.

Britton played right tackle for his first three seasons in Jacksonville starting 25 out of the 26 games that he was healthy for. In 2012 he was shifted to left guard and started five out of eleven games while missing five games due to injury.

Britton would also bring flexibility to the roster since he has played multiple positions on the offensive line. This seems to make the direction the Bears are heading for in the draft more apparent while giving the Bears weakest unit another piece.  Whether Britton sticks with the Bears may depend on only one thing which is health since he hasn’t played in all 16 games yet in his first four season according to Michael Wright.

Another signing by Emery that has very little risk with a possible nice reward included.