Sep 23, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; San Francisco 49ers linebacker Larry Grant (54) against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the 49ers 24-13. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears sign linebacker Larry Grant

After star linebacker Lance Briggs suffered a devastating fracture in his left shoulder that will keep him on the sidelines for about six weeks, the Chicago Bears had to do something. That something was an eleven man tryout which featured some of the better free agent linebackers on the market.

One player that stuck out was Larry Grant, who the Bears signed to a contract on Monday morning.

The Chicago Bears filled out their 53-man roster Monday morning by signing veteran linebacker Larry Grant.

Grant was part of an 11-man tryout at Halas Hall on Friday and he is considered a strong special teams player. The Bears will be without starter Lance Briggs for about six weeks after he suffered a small fracture in his left shoulder.

Grant, who is coming off a league imposed suspension for performance-enhancing drugs spent the past few seasons with the San Francisco 49ers playing in a backup/special teams role, excelling in both. Prior to his stop in San Francisco, Grant played three seasons with the St. Louis Rams.

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