So much for Eben Britton’s visit with the Seahawks.
The former Jaguars second-round pick worked out for Seattle recently, but he’s landed a contract with a different NFC team. The Bears announced Tuesday that they have signed Britton to a one-year deal.
Britton started five games at left guard for the Jaguars in 2012, but finished the season on the bench in favor of the undrafted rookie Mike Brewster. Britton began his stint in Jacksonville as a right tackle, but was kicked inside after injuries and ineffectiveness forced him out of that role.
While discussing Bears quarterback Jay Cutler a short time ago, we made reference to the competition going on for several offensive line spots in Chicago. The Bears refer to Britton as a guard and tackle in their release about his signing, which means he could wind up fitting in any of three spots with the Bears. Coach Marc Trestman said Tuesday that the team is mostly looking at Gabe Carimi as a guard, which would put him into a mix with Matt Slauson and James Brown while J’Marcus Webb and Jonathan Scott compete at right tackle.
Britton could wind up in either pot as the Bears continue to pile up options they hope will lead to a more effective unit than they’ve had in recent years.