Bears Bites: De La Puente Signing Could Shuffle Offensive Line

In this Monday edition of Bears Bites, we catch up on a move that the Chicago Bears made on Sunday, where another former Bear has landed in free agency, and what exactly we can expect from Jared Allen when he suits up for the team in September.

-The Bears made a minor signing on Sunday afternoon when they inked center Brian de la Puente. Formerly of the New Orleans Saints, de la Puente played under Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer when he held the same position in the Big Easy. [CSN Chicago]

-What does the de la Puente singing mean for the Bears? It could potentially mean competition for Roberto Garza, a shuffling of positions, or maybe even a long-term solution at the center position, according to Matt Clapp. [Da Bear Necessities]

-Former Bear Major Wright inked a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the weekend, setting up a reunion with Lovie Smith. []

-What will Jared Allen bring to the table for the Bears? Dan Durkin does the hard work and provides some serious insights with a detailed film study. [CBS Chicago]

-Michael C. Wright did a Bears mailbag over the weekend, and ironically the very first question was what the team would do to address the center position. Maybe Phil Emery is reading Wright’s column? [ESPN Chicago]

-Wide receiver Nate Burleson may be famous among Bears fans for breaking his arm while protecting his pizza boxes in a car accident last year, but they won’t see him next year, as he signed a contract with the Cleveland Browns over the weekend. [Chicago Tribune]

-Finally, the Denver Broncos have given head coach John Fox a contract extension after his team reached the Super Bowl last season. [Shutdown Corner]

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