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Bears re-sign right tackle Jonathan Scott
The competition to be the Bears’ starting right tackle should be intense in training camp, especially with veteran Jonathan Scott officially back in the mix.
The Bears re-signed Scott to a one-year deal on Monday. Scott started six games at right tackle, taking over for Gabe Carimi when he struggled.
With Jermon Bushrod locked in on the left side, Scott will compete against J’Marcus Webb and Carimi to be the starting right tackle. Webb started every game last season at left tackle.
“I’ve always been in a situation where I’ve got to fight to prove my worth,” Scott told the Bears’ website. “I’m more than willing to accept that role because that’s who I am as a person, so it’s all good.”
General manager Phil Emery said during the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis that he hoped to bring back Scott, who is entering his eighth NFL season.
“Looking at Jonathan, he added positively to our group,” Emery said. “He helped us win games.”
Webb is currently the favorite to be the Bears’ right tackle. But new coach Marc Trestman recently indicated that he was looking forward to him competing against Scott and Carimi.
“I would say that Jonathan Scott is back in the mix and in position to compete for the right-tackle position,” Trestman said.
Scott told the Bear’s website that he had “different options when it came to choosing.”
“But the thing that really excited me the most here is the new people coming in,” Scott said. “The people that they acquired in free agency mesh well with the coaching staff, so I feel a good thing is about to happen. I want to be a part of greatness. That’s just kind of my whole philosophy and mindset.”
As far as other free agents, the Bears are still believed to be interested in re-signing defensive tackle Israel Idonjie and guard Lance Louis.