With one of their veteran interior offensive linemen ailing, the Bears have bolstered their depth upfront, announcing the signing of center/guard Rob Turner on Sunday night.
Turner (6-4, 308) played for the Titans in 2013, starting the first six games at center before landing on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. The previous season, Turner started all 16 games for the Rams, seeing time at center and left guard.
Turner’s signing comes after center/guard Brian de la Puente suffered an MCL sprain in Friday’s exhibition game vs. Philadelphia. According to ESPN Chicago’s Jeff Dickerson, de la Puente could be sidelined for a few weeks, a timetable that figures to keep him out for at least one preseason contest, if not more.
To make room for Turner on the roster, the Bears waived guard Graham Pocic.