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New Chicago Bears tight end Brody Eldridge says he'd happily play fullback in the team's offense if necessary, despite his lack of experience at the position.
Recently-signed Chicago Bears tight end Brody Eldridge says that he'd "love" to play some fullback in the team's offense if the need arises, as Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reports. Eldridge has never played fullback professionally, but he has past experience from his college days.
A fifth-round pick in 2010 by the Indianapolis Colts, Eldridge appeared in 27 games (including 16 starts) as a tight end during the 2010-11 seasons before being released. He spent a short period of time with the St. Louis Rams earlier this year, but he never appeared in a game with the team.
While Eldridge has never played fullback in the NFL before, he spent time at the position with the Oklahoma Sooners in college. Given that the Bears' primary fullback, rookie Evan Rodriguez, is still getting back to full health after suffering a knee injury, the third-year pro could see some time in the backfield this season.