Bears to visit with ex-Vikings G Herrera

March, 14, 2012
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Free agent guard Anthony Herrera is scheduled to visit the Chicago Bears on Wednesday, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports.

Herrera, 31, was recently released by the Minnesota Vikings.

Herrera, who was due to make $2.65 million in 2012, has 70 career starts. However, Herrera has battled injuries, appearing in just 22 games the past two seasons. He can also play center if necessary.

Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice was the head coach in Minnesota during Herrera's first two seasons in the NFL. The Bears picture at guard is somewhat crowded, but Herrera would certainly improve the overall depth at the position, and create more competition between fellow guards/centers Chris Spencer, Roberto Garza, Edwin Williams and former first-round pick Chris Williams, who lined up at guard the past two seasons despite being drafted as an offensive tackle.

Jeff Dickerson | email

Chicago Bears beat reporter
Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He is also a talk-show host on ESPN 1000 and the ESPN Radio network.

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