Chicago Bears Ink Center Taylor Boggs and Safety Derrick Martin

Aug 15, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears center Taylor Boggs (60) during the second half against the San Diego Chargers at Soldier Field. Chicago won 33-28. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Two key positions for the Chicago Bears entering the 2014 off-season are the safety position as well as the center position.

In 2013, Roberto Garza served as the Bears starting center while Major Wright and Chris Conte were the starting safeties. Garza and Wright are currently without a contract and the Bears have already announced that Conte will compete for his starting position in training camp.

On Monday, the Bears made two signings that may impact the future of each position. The Bears signed center Taylor Boggs and safety Derrick Martin.

Boggs served as the primary backup to Garza during the 2013 season. While the Bears have gone on record and stated that they would like to bring the veteran Garza back, the team could stand to upgrade at the center position. Bears quarterbacks were seen too many times during the 2013 season trying to gain the attention of Garza to snap the ball. No word on if the Bears view Boggs as a potential starter, or if the team will target the center position in the NFL draft.

Meanwhile, Martin proved to be a respectable special teams player for the Bears last season. Martin likely will not be considered as a potential starter at either safety position, though he does provide much needed depth at the position.

Topics: Chicago Bears, Derrick Martin, Taylor Boggs

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