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Bears strike deals with Kyle Moore, Andre Fluellen, Taylor Boggs

4/10/13 in NFL   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

The Chicago Bears added depth to their defensive line by signing deals with defensive end Kyle Moore and defensive tackle Andre Fluellen on Tuesday. Later in the day, the Chicago Bears also agreed to terms with center Taylor Boggs. All three players were reportedly signed to one-year deals with the Chicago Bears.
 
Kyle Moore was a productive pass-rusher for the Buffalo Bills in 2012, who started seven of the final eight games of the season at right defensive end while Mike Anderson was sidelined with injury. The 26-year-old Kyle Moore played 12 games, recording a career-high 24 tackles and three sacks last season. However, Kyle Moore at time struggled against the run, and so he will compete for a spot as a role player with the Chicago Bears in 2013. Meanwhile, the Buffalo Bills will need a capable pass-rusher replacement for Kyle Moore, which could also serve as recently signed free agent Manny Lawson.
 
A former fourth-round pick in the 2009 NFL draft, Kyle Moore spent his initial two seasons in the league with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The four-year veteran Kyle Moore has started 14 of 31 career games during his NFL career.
 
Andre Fluellen split time last season between the Miami Dolphins (three games) and Detroit Lions (two games). The 6-2, 302-pound Andre Fluellen appeared in 56 career games with 52 tackles and 2 ½ sacks. He adds much needed depth to the Chicago Bears’ outside defensive line, especially after the loss of Matt Toeaina as well as Amobi Okoye, and with free agent defensive linesman Israel Idonije still unsigned.
 
However, Andre Fluellen has only six career starts in five NFL seasons. Andre Fluellen will likely add competition on the depth chart during training camp.
 
Taylor Boggs joined the league as an undrafted free agent out of Humboldt after he was signed by the New York Jets in 2011. However, Taylor Boggs has not appeared in a single regular season game yet.
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