LAKE FOREST, IL – The Chicago Bears have signed T/G Eben Britton to the 53-man roster on a one-year contract and WR Greg Herd to the practice squad and terminated the contract of vested veteran WR/KR Micheal Spurlock and terminated the practice squad contract of DT Roy Philon.
The 6-6, 308-pound Britton has started 34 of 50 games over five seasons (2009-12) with the Jaguars and Bears (2013) after being selected by Jacksonville in the second round (39th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. During his NFL career, Britton started 23 games at right tackle, seven at left guard and four as a sixth eligible lineman.
In 2013, Britton appeared in the final 13 games of the season for the Bears starting four of them as a sixth eligible lineman.
Herd entered the NFL in 2013 as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys out Eastern Washington. He also spent time during the 2013 training camp with the Seattle Seahawks. Collegiately, Herd had 165 receptions for 2,343 yards (14.2 ypr) and 17 touchdowns in four seasons (2009-12) at Eastern Washington.
Spurlock has appeared in 67 games with two starts over seven seasons for several different teams, recording 47 receptions for 502 yards (10.7 ypr) and 3 touchdowns. He has added 2,594 yards and three touchdowns on 107 kickoff returns (24.2 ypr) and 780 yards and two touchdowns on 81 punt returns (9.6 ypr). In Week 1 vs. Buffalo Spurlock had one reception for eight yards and also saw action as a punt returner with a fair catch.
Philon was signed to the Bears practice squad last week after entering the NFL as an undrafted rookie with Pittsburgh out of Louisville.
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