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Making sense of de la Puente acquisition

Brian De La Puente (Al Bello/Getty)

The Bears yesterday signed center Brian de la Puente, the Saints' starter the past three years. With Roberto Garza on board, why did Chicago sign a starting center to be a backup on a one-year deal?

Brian de la Puente took the road all-too-frequently traveled by undrafted free agents. After going undrafted out of California in 2008, he was originally signed by the San Francisco 49ers. He then spent time his rookie season on the roster of the Kansas City Chiefs, yet didn't appear in a game. Over the next two seasons he was a practice squad member for the Seattle Seahawks and Carolina...

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