Earlier this month the Cleveland Browns added long-time Bears OT John St. Clair to solidify the right side of their o-line, taking away a player the Bears desperately wanted to re-sign after the announcement that their other long-time OT John Tait had retired.
The Chicago Bears filled that void by signing a former Brown, OT Kevin Schaffer to a three-year deal. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Shaffer started 47 games for the Cleveland Browns the past three seasons, 31 at right tackle and 16 at left. Shaffer was selected by Atlanta in the seventh round of the 2002 draft. He made 39 starts with the Falcons and started the 2005 NFC title game against the Eagles.