CHICAGO – A former area football standout will get a shot with the Chicago Bears.
Concord High School graduate Jason Spriggs was signed to a one-year deal over the weekend to join the Bears offensive line.
Spriggs, a 2012 Concord graduate from Elkhart, continued onto Indiana University, where he was a four-year starter for the Hoosiers. Spriggs was a three-time Honorable Mention All-Big Ten performer his first three years, blocking for the likes of current NFL running backs Jordan Howard and Tevin Coleman. His senior season in Bloomington saw him perform at a First Team All-America level.
Selected by Green Bay in the second round of the 2016 draft, Spriggs played in all 16 games as a rookie with two starts, both at right guard. He also saw time at both tackle positions.
After spending the first half of the 2017 season on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, Spriggs was activated and appeared in seven games. The 6-6, 301-pounder started five straight contests at right tackle before injuring his knee in a Week 16 loss to the Vikings.
In 2018, Spriggs played in 13 games with two starts at right tackle. Last year he was waived/injured in August and then placed on injured reserve.
Spriggs appeared in 36 games with nine starts over three seasons with the Packers from 2016-18 before sitting out the 2019 campaign with an injury.