The Bears were unable to bring back guard Lance Louis, but they might have a player who proves to be an upgrade.

Matt Slauson, 27, agreed to terms on a one-year contract Friday, and he's expected to start at one of the guard positions as general manager Phil Emery continues to revamp the roster after a bold entry into free agency landed left tackle Jermon Bushrod.

The 6-foot-5, 315-pound Slauson started all 48 games over the last three seasons for the Jets at left guard and drew solid marks from Pro Football Focus, which ranked him as the 31st best guard in the NFL last season and 20th in pass blocking. According to the Bears, he did not allow a sack last season.

Louis, also 27, developed nicely at right guard but chose a deal with the Dolphins even though the Bears offered him one.

With Bushrod and center Roberto Garza set, the remainder of the line is in flux. Slauson said the Bears haven't told him where they would like to start him after he takes his physical Tuesday and officially signs his contract. While he was strictly a left guard for the Jets, he played right guard as a senior at Nebraska after three seasons at right tackle.

"I told them I am open to anything," said Slauson, a sixth-round pick in 2009. "I just want the best opportunity to play and help us win."