The Bears officially announced the signing of C Will Montgomery to a one-year deal on Thursday.
#Bears have released veteran center Roberto Garza and signed free-agent center Will Montgomery to a one-year contract.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) April 2, 2015
Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Bears plan to sign veteran center Will Montgomery to replace Roberto Garza, who is being released.
- Ian Rapoport reports that Montgomery will receive a one-year contract.
Montgomery, 31, is a former seventh round pick of the Panthers back in 2006. He later caught on with the Jets before joining the Redskins as a free agent in 2008.
Pro Football Focus had Montgomery down for playing 1172 snaps last season and grading out as the No. 15 center in league last season. He was a solid run-blocker, according to their ratings, and should be an upgrade to Garza.