The Bears added a right tackle with starting experience Thursday, announcing the signing of Dennis Roland to a one-year deal.
The 31-year-old Roland has played in 71 regular season games (30 starts). He has experience both as a tackle and an extra blocker. Roland appeared in five games for Cincinnati a season ago, all as a reserve.
Roland’s most extensive starting experience came in 2009 and 2010, when he made nine starts apiece at right tackle.
Roland’s signing comes one day after Bears reserve tackle Eben Britton suffered a hamstring injury.
In a corresponding roster move Thursday, the Bears waived undrafted rookie free agent tackle Cody Booth.