11:05 AM EST, Thu March 05, 2015

Ranking the Bears’ free agents: No. 8

Free agency kicks off soon, so let's count down the top 10 Chicago Bears' players set on March 10 to hit the open market: We'll go in reverse order. Here's No. 8: Eben Britton 2014 pay: $730,000 ($730,000 base salary). By the numbers: Played in 10 games as the club's sixth offensive lineman, and participated in 11.6 percent of the team's snaps last season. Britton missed five games after having his appendix removed in October. The case for keeping him: Britton possesses the versatility to play either of the tackle spots, but he can also kick inside to guard and contribute.

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