One of four Bears' starters from the beginning of last season who was unemployed has found work.
Adam Archuleta has landed with the Oakland Raiders, where he will be a reserve safety or perhaps an outside linebacker.
The Bears cut Archuleta at the beginning of the offseason after a disastrous season. The thinking was he would return to form in the defense he starred in at the start of his career in St. Louis. That never materialized and he was let go.
That leaves offensive linemen Fred Miller and Ruben Brown and running back Cedric Benson as the other starters from the beginning of 2007 that are out of work.
The Bears had a preliminary conversation with Miller's agent Harold Lewis but have left the matter at that for the time being. They seem ecstatic with the way the offensive line played last week but there's no telling how Saturday's game in Seattle or another injury might reshape things.
*** The Seahawks will be without wide receiver Bobby Engram, the former Bear, who will miss six to eight weeks after cracking a bone in his shoulder. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has missed practice the last two days with a back injury and could also sit out.