Bears switching up guards Kyle Long, Josh Sitton

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The Bears are experimenting with which side guards Kyle Long and Josh Sitton play next season. Long played right guard his first four seasons. Sitton has played both sides.

You want flexibility,” Bears coach John Fox said, via Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. “You don’t want as much flexibility as we had to use a year ago because we had to play so many guys due to injury. But we’re messing around with [Sitton] and Kyle both playing opposite sides. …We’ll get those looks in camp. We [have] plenty of time.”

Long missed the final eight games of last season with a right ankle injury that required surgery in December. He could start training camp on the physically unable to perform list.

A chest injury has limited Sitton this offseason.

Sitton played his first five seasons at right guard and the past five, including last season in Chicago, at left guard. He signed with the Bears as a free agent before the start of last season after eight seasons in Green Bay.

5 responses to “Bears switching up guards Kyle Long, Josh Sitton

  1. Who cares….everybody knows that two pro bowl guards can take you to the Super Bowl. LOL

  2. Green Bay dumped Sitton. It was cold. It was mean. It also was the right move. He was a great OG, but he’s been injured for most of the past 2 years.

    Plus, firejerry is right. You can get by at OG with “serviceable.” No need to pay top coin for OGs. Chicago and Detroit should learn a few things from their big brother in the division.

  3. Taking the single best player on that team and repeatedly moving him explains why the Bears drafted third this year and likely will draft first next year.

    This organization is utterly clueless.

    To the comments regarding guards — good guards make for a good ground came. Further, top guards like Sitton and Long can make up for very average OTs. Having those two is a luxury but this move will decrease their effectiveness.

  4. The bigger question isn’t where Kyle Long will play, it’s when. In typical Bears fashion they hid a lot of the gory details of his ankle injury and now it’s coming out the rehab is taking a long time, as in, he likely won’t be a go for camp.

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