Guard Amini Silatolu is scheduled to visit the Bears today, a source tells Adam Caplan of ESPN.com (on Twitter). As previously reported, Silatolu has also visited with the Seahawks, Cardinals, Chiefs, and 49ers this offseason, but none of those visits have resulted in deals.
A second-round pick in 2012, Silatolu started 15 games during his rookie season and looked to be a mainstay along Carolina’s offensive line for years to come. But he’s been hampered by injuries ever since — torn ACLs ended both his 2013 and 2015 seasons, and he was similarly calf and knee injuries in 2014. Silatolu was largely been relegated to backup duty with the Panthers, having been usurped at guard by Trai Turner and Andrew Norwell.
This offseason, the Panthers didn’t show much interest in retaining Silatolu. Now, the 27-year-old (28 in September) will hope to find his next opportunity in Chicago.
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