The Bears and J'Marcus Webb agreed to restructure the four-year vet's contract. The new deal will reduce his salary by about 50%.
Instead of earning a base salary of $1.323 million, Webb agreed to a deal which will pay him the minimum for a fourth-year player--$630,000, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.
Webb can earn the money back through playing time incentives, but it appears likely that rookie Jordan Mills will get majority of the snaps at right tackle.
In his first three seasons in Chicago, Webb has started 44 games, mostly at left tackle. With Mills being the likely starter, Jonathan Scott and Webb will battle for a backup, swing tackle spot on the final 53-man roster.
The new deal will free up a small, but significant amount of cap space for the Bears, who are very close to the NFL's cap.