Chris Spencer gets two-year, $6 million contract

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The Bears’ best offer to Olin Kreutz was one-year, $4 million.

When the veteran center didn’t accept, the Bears moved on and prepared to add someone else.

On Sunday, the Bears added Chris Spencer. But the contract he signed is interesting, to say the least.

The Bears gave Spencer a two-year deal worth $6 million, not including some incentives, according to a league source.

Surely, though, those incentives are tied to playing time, and the Bears will gladly pay it — probably less than $1 million.

Spencer has started at both guard and center. He’s played in 80 games, with 70 starts.

And he was the 26th overall pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 2005, and he was selected by current Bears director of player personnel Tim Ruskell.

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