In their first practice back after Friday’s loss at Carolina, the Bears had a different look on the right side of their first-team offensive line.
According to John Mullin of CSNChicago.com and other reporters watching practice Sunday, the Bears had first-round pick Kyle Long working as the first-team right guard and fifth-round pick Jordan Mills working as the first-team right tackle.
Long’s placement with the first-team line isn’t a huge surprise; he’s listed as the co-first-team right guard with veteran James Brown, who started Friday.
However, Mills’ shot with the first-stringers is quite interesting, as he’s the third-string right tackle on the depth chart.
Adding to the intrigue: J’Marcus Webb, who started at right tackle on Friday, worked as the second-string left tackle on Sunday. Webb allowed a sack in the preseason opener at Carolina.
“He’s in a competition,” Bears coach Mark Trestman said of Webb on Friday, per David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune. “I haven’t hidden from the fact he’s had some good days and some not-so-good days.”
Perhaps it’s just a blip on the radar screen, but this is a situation to watch.