- Adam Caplan reports that Silatolu receives a one-year contract from Chicago.
- According to Caplan, the Panthers were interested in re-signing Silatolu, but the Bears are expected to give him an opportunity to compete for the left tackle job.
Chicago brought Silatolu in for a visit this morning, and it appears as though he was impressive enough for them to extend him an offer.
Silatolu previously visited with the Seahawks, Cardinals, Chiefs and 49ers before meeting with the Bears today.
Given where we are in the calendar year, this is a decent depth signing for the Bears, as Silatolu has shown some ability since entering the NFL.
Silatolu, 27, is a former second-round pick of the Panthers back in 2012. He played out his rookie contract with the team and was among the best available interior offensive lineman still available in the free agent market.
Silatolu’s 2015 season was cut short after he suffered a torn left ACL in November and was subsequently placed on season-ending injured reserve.
In 2015, Silatolu appeared in nine games for the Panthers and played a total of 246 snaps, according to Pro Football Focus.
We had him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.