The Chicago Bears announced roster moves Tuesday afternoon, acquiring C Taylor Boggs, DE Kyle Moore and DT Andre Fluellen in Free Agency. Each was signed to a one-year deal.
Taylor Boggs (26, 6’3”, 285 lbs.) entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of the small Humboldt State in 2011, signing with the New York Jets. He has not participated in a regular season contest, and he spent the 2012 season watching the league from home. He is, to put it bluntly, going to have an uphill climb in the offseason in order to make the final roster.
Kyle Moore (26, 6’6”, 272 lbs.) entered the NFL in 2009, selected 117th overall (fourth round) in the NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of USC. He has 14-career starts over four seasons with 31 total games played, three sacks, two fumble recoveries and 57 total tackles. The signing of Moore, in conjunction with the prior singing of DE Turk McBride, could further decrease the possibility that free agent defensive lineman Israel Idonije will return to Chicago in 2013.
But make no mistake, neither Moore nor McBride are anywhere near upgrades over Idonije, and Moore will also have an uphill battle to fight to make the final 53-man roster.
Andre Fluellen (28, 6’2”, 302 lbs.) entered the NFL as a third-round draft selection (87th overall) out of Florida State by the Detroit Lions. He has played in 56 games with six starts over five seasons with Detroit (2008-12) and Miami (2012). He’s recorded 52 tackles, 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble. He, like the others in this list, helps to fill out the 90-man offseason roster, and will need to show something during the offseason program.
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