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Bears sign Eben Britton

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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.

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25 Responses to “Bears sign Eben Britton”
  1. tokyosandblaster says: Apr 16, 2013 6:30 PM

    I wish the bears nothing but luck in all their endeavors. I can’t joke around, or else people’s feelings get hurt.

    Why can’t everyone win the Super Bowl every year?

    Sigh.

  2. billyjaguar says: Apr 16, 2013 6:31 PM

    I bet he won’t even play in a double digit amount of games.

  3. larryboodry says: Apr 16, 2013 6:38 PM

    Is this guy any good, or is he destined to be just a camp body?

  4. cheapseater says: Apr 16, 2013 6:39 PM

    The Jaguars need a right tackle in the worst way. This guy is not one. Hopefully he has more success with Chi-town.

  5. larryboodry says: Apr 16, 2013 6:42 PM

    tokyosandblaster says: Apr 16, 2013 6:30 PM

    “I wish the bears nothing but luck in all their endeavors. I can’t joke around, or else people’s feelings get hurt.

    Why can’t everyone win the Super Bowl every year?”

    LOL…Because we don’t want Detroit and MN to have rings, that’s why.

  6. mtheparrothead says: Apr 16, 2013 6:44 PM

    Yeah enjoy that bears. No ill will towards you but if this guys motor in his body ran half as hard as the motor is in his mouth he’d still suck.

  7. ghostfacenoah says: Apr 16, 2013 6:52 PM

    This signing makes Aldon Smith sad. He liked those 5.5 sack evenings.

  8. gjags12 says: Apr 16, 2013 7:20 PM

    Promising rookie derailed by back injuries and never looked the same. Hope he gets back to 100% like his rookie year.

  9. jagsfan1 says: Apr 16, 2013 7:36 PM

    BIG TIME 2nd rd BUST….talked alot of crap about paying teams back for not taking him in 1st rd…playing violent, etc…

    bottom line was that he was always hurt and when he did play – he played lousy. Noone around here will miss him – he never brought anything to the table.

    Maybe he gets it going in Chicago – but he stunk it up around here.

  10. chi01town says: Apr 16, 2013 8:06 PM

    Emery will get Cutler a REAL O-line
    this season if it kills him. Cutler will have a great season and Chicago will have to pay to keep him.

  11. mjkelly77 says: Apr 16, 2013 8:06 PM

    Who?

  12. kabasaman says: Apr 16, 2013 8:09 PM

    The guy looks like a beast in that pic. Lord knows the Bears need all the help that line can get. I like all the 1 year deals. If they can play , then they get paid.

  13. larryboodry says: Apr 16, 2013 8:49 PM

    Never a good sign when fans of your old team are glad to see you go.

  14. swagjag says: Apr 16, 2013 8:49 PM

    He is a chiropractor’s dream.. if/when he can ever get healthy, he is decent in the run game, but wasn’t spectacular in pass protection. Never met his potential in Jax.

  15. asublimeday says: Apr 16, 2013 8:51 PM

    I wish the bears nothing but luck in all their endeavors. I can’t joke around, or else people’s feelings get hurt.

    Why can’t everyone win the Super Bowl every year?

    Sigh.
    ——

    We just wish you’d get a life

  16. jpat2424 says: Apr 16, 2013 8:58 PM

    Keep em coming

  17. matthewcarlson1 says: Apr 16, 2013 9:01 PM

    FINALLY someone besides Seattle signed somebody.

  18. maddenisfordorks says: Apr 16, 2013 9:18 PM

    Always hurt. Not a solid tackle or guard.

  19. boxstuffer says: Apr 16, 2013 9:28 PM

    He’s a camp body. Anything else will be gravy.

  20. northshorejag says: Apr 16, 2013 9:33 PM

    Another solid Caldwell move

  21. banlogicalvoice says: Apr 16, 2013 9:44 PM

    I cant stand Cutler as much as the next guy but you cant really fault the guy,I mean,look at the line thats “protecting” him, even Montana’s of the world wouldnt survive playing behind that line,and Britton is all pro tackle…NOTTTTTT

  22. razzlejag says: Apr 16, 2013 9:45 PM

    Good guy, bad back. Looked like a solid draft when ex-GM Gene Smith took Eugene Monroe LT in the first and RT Britton in the second.

    Little did we know then that that was the high point of Smith’s GMing career.

  23. tokyosandblaster says: Apr 16, 2013 10:55 PM

    asublimeday says:
    Apr 16, 2013 8:51 PM
    I wish the bears nothing but luck in all their endeavors. I can’t joke around, or else people’s feelings get hurt.

    Why can’t everyone win the Super Bowl every year?

    Sigh.
    ——

    We just wish you’d get a life

    —-

    Having a life means not posting here?

    Then… um… nice life you’ve got!

  24. Bearfan54 says: Apr 16, 2013 11:11 PM

    At least the Bears are trying to fix the O line. They have done more in the last 4 weeks than Lovie or Angelo did in their whole tenure.

  25. paloduro00 says: Apr 17, 2013 7:57 AM

    Since Britton failed at tackle and guard, I’m wondering if Kromer intends to have him take reps at center.

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