The Chicago Bears felt that training camp try out invitee Glen Earl performed well enough to earn a one-year contract offer from the club. Earl has been working to come back from lins-franc foot surgery and was a training camp cut from the Houston Texans in 2008.
Earl was a decent player in Houston before this notoriously nagging injury railroaded a once promising career. If Earl is able to come in to training camp 100% and continues to show flashes he may wind up getting a shot on the Bears 53-man roster. For now the contract merely serves as protection for Earl as he goes through workouts and OTAs and heads into training camp with the hopes of making the team.
The contract simply serves and an opportunity for Earl to prove himself during training camp with the Bears able to expand their roster from the regular season limit of 53. There is no way of knowing precisely how this will end up for the Bears. It’s a no-name player who will earn a shot. Who knows what type of shot that will be, but for the time being he’s on the roster.