Thursday, April 3, 2014
Bears, OT Britton agree on one-year deal
By Jeff Dickerson
The Bears have agreed to terms with offensive tackle Eben Britton on a one-year contract, the team announced Thursday.
The veteran appeared in 13 games for the Bears in 2013, starting four of them as a sixth eligible lineman. Bears head coach Marc Trestman identified Britton in training camp last summer as a player he expected to be active and contribute on game day. Britton did not disappoint and meshed well with the rest of the Bears’ offensive line on and off the field.
Britton started 30 games for the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2009 to '12, making 23 starts at right tackle and seven starts at left guard. Jacksonville drafted Britton out of Arizona in the second round of the 2009 NFL draft.
The 6-foot-6, 308-pound Britton could be in line to receive extended time with the first team at right tackle in the offseason as Jordan Mills recovers from January foot surgery.