Bears waive Jordan Mills

The Chicago Bears have cut former starting right tackle Jordan Mills, which could mean Kyle Long will soon shift to the right edge.

The Chicago Bears today waived offensive tackle Jordan Mills.

Mills, the Bears’ 2013 sixth-round pick out of Louisiana Tech, has been the club’s starting right tackle the past two seasons, starting 29 contests, although he struggled mightily in pass protection. According to Pro Football Focus, no offensive tackle in the NFL allowed more QB pressures the last two years combined.

The Bears demoted Mills following the first preseason game, yet he wasn’t listed on final cuts yesterday. The remaining options include Charles Leno, last year’s seventh rounder, and Tayo Fabuluje, the club’s sixth-round pick this season.

Yet the more likely scenario in replacing Mills is to move Kyle Long to right tackle, where he’s practiced intermittently since OTAs. If that happens, expect Vladimir Ducasse to slide into the starting lineup at right guard.

The Bears also terminated the contract of vested veteran safety Sherrod Martin, and claimed S Harold Jones-Quartey and OL Patrick Omameh.

Jones-Quartey was waived by the Cardinals after signing with the team as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Findlay. He played in 43 games in four seasons at Findlay, collecting 241 tackles, nine tackles for losses, four interceptions, 21 passes defensed and three forced fumbles. He added 23 receptions for 294 yards and a touchdown while playing wide receiver his first two seasons before earning all-conference honors each of his last two seasons after moving to safety full-time.

Omameh was waived by the Buccaneers after starting all 16 games at right guard for Tampa Bay in 2014. He originally entered the NFL in 2013 as an undrafted free agent with the San Francisco 49ers out of Michigan.

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