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Bears work out former Notre Dame OT Jordan Black

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The Bears have worked out former Notre Dame offensive lineman Jordan Black.

He may be at Soldier Field on Sunday but for which team?

According to league source, Black is choosing between the Bears and San Diego Chargers. Black worked out for the Chargers yesterday, and he was at Halas Hall today. He worked out, and he had lunch at the team's dining facility.

Black was a fifth-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2003, after he played collegiately at Notre Dame.

He also has been on the roster of the Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars and New Orleans Saints.

He's started 40 NFL games, including nine of 15 last season for the Jaguars.

Black is 6 foot 5, 305 pounds. He's also 31 years old.

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Bears are really getting desperate. Losing Chris Williams is huge.

Well it sounds like he could be the best of the rest, but he is also unemployed. I seriously doubt anybody would let a good starting tackle walk.

That said one of these guys has got to be better than Omiyale.

Agreed, it couldn't get worse than Omiyale.

Forget Jordan Black, he's getting to long in the tooth to develop, I think Chicago liked him for his experience (40 starts), and the Bears need to keep bringing in more younger players vs older washed up types like Black. Thats the only way your gonna develop a line, bring in young guys with upside and work them in, sooner or later you'll get a keeper. For example Lance Louis, back in 2009 the Bears went with Louis over a more established vet in Dan Buenning, the move paid off, Louis is turning into a heck of a lineman.

The Bears did go with a younger player with some upside, Chicago promoted one of my favorite rookies off the practice squad, guard Ricky Henry. Henry is a natural guard, he's played right guard his entire time in college and was a 2 year starter on a Nebraska line that was one of the nations best rushing teams. Henry was a first-team All-Big 12 lineman last season for the Cornhuskers. I can't believe he wasn't drafted, I like his upside, obviously so does Tice GO BEARS!!

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