Bears first-round draft pick Kyle Long hasn’t quite earned the starting right guard job just yet.
The Bears have released the first depth chart of training camp, and at right guard there are “co-starters”: Long and James Brown.
Chicago won’t feel good if Brown is the starter at the beginning of the regular season, considering that the whole reason they got a brand new guard in the first round of the draft was to upgrade at the position over what they had last year, when Brown signed with the Bears as an undrafted free agent and ended up starting the final three games of the regular season.
The smart money is on Long ultimately earning the job and starting in Week One. But for now anyway, Brown still has a chance to beat Long out, perhaps by impressing the coaches as the hardest working man in camp.