Lost his starting spot to Jason Whittle during a 2003 training camp battle but returned the starting line-up at left guard for the final 11 games of the season. Played in every game on the kick protection squads. Missed only one game during 2002 and was a starter at left guard in spite of several nagging injuries including a broken orbit bone. Was originally an undrafted free agent of the Bears in 1997 who worked his way onto the active roster via the practice squad. Was placed on IR at the end of the pre-season campaign and then released from the roster at the end of September 2004.