The Chicago Bears announced the signing of former New York Jets guard Matt Slauson today, and Slauson will join a revamped Bears offensive line that will receive a nice upgrade at left guard from Slauson. He showed some solid improvement in 2012 with a decent season, and Slauson was steady in pass protection. A dependable player who almost never misses a game, Slauson will bring the pass protection ability on the interior that the Bears and quarterback Jay Cutler sorely need.
Although the financial terms of the one-year deal were undisclosed, the Bears most likely got Slauson on the cheap. The only other team interested in the 27-year-old LG was the Dallas Cowboys, and they had absolutely no cap room to try and get a deal done to upgrade their own shaky spot on the interior of the offensive line.
The Bears should finally get some stability at left guard, and their offensive line looks significantly better after the investments they have made this offseason. Slauson is the least steep of them, but he finally showed up well for the Jets last season and looks to have turned a corner heading into the prime of his career. I like this signing for the Bears, and they have found themselves a quality starting guard for the 2013 season.
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