With the Saturday deadline to trim your roster to 53 players rapidly approaching, teams are being forced to cut plenty of players loose. One of those players that learned they got the ax was Chicago Bears offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb.
The team officially released the veteran offensive lineman on Friday afternoon.
Webb confirmed the news on his Twitter account:
Good bye, Chicago! I gave you 3 years of me.
— J’Marcus Webb (@jmarcuswebb) August 30, 2013
Entering offseason workouts and camp, Webb had started 32 straight games at left tackle for the team. Unfortunately, new head coach Marc Trestman had new plans for the vet that included a position switch to right tackle. The move didn’t work out.
Webb was quickly replaced by rookie Jordan Mills in the starting line up and many people knew that the end was for Webb in Chicago was just around the corner.
While Webb is now set to hit the open market, there are plenty of teams that would benefit from adding a veteran offensive tackle with starting experience.
It is unlikely that he will remain out of work for very long.