Dec 1, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Chicago Bears guard Eben Britton (62) against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Bears 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears Cut Offensive Lineman Eben Britton

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The Chicago Bears entered Saturday with need of making 17 roster moves in order to trim their roster down to 53 players and the team has wasted no time in making their moves.

In addition to the three cuts already made by the Bears on Saturday morning, the Bears have also informed veteran offensive lineman Eben Britton of his release.

Britton was a valuable player for the Bears last season. Britton operated as the Bears swing tackle last season while also appearing in packages as a tight end for blocking purposes.

Britton, however, was hampered with an injury for most of training camp this season. With Britton injured, both Michael Ola and Charles Leno Jr saw additional playing time during the off-season. Leno and Ola impressed the Bears coaches to the point where it seems likely that the two offensive linemen will make the Bears’ 53-man roster.

The Bears value Britton. Even though Britton was cut by the team on Saturday, there is a chance that the former Jacksonville Jaguar offensive lineman could return to the team after Week 1. After Week 1, Britton’s salary, as with all free agent veterans, is not guaranteed for the full season.

In addition Britton, the Bears have also placed wide receiver Dale Moss on waivers.

After the roster moves involving Britton and Moss, the Bears have 12 more roster moves to make before finalizing their 53-man roster.

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