The Chicago Bears will shuffle their offensive line when they come out of the bye week.
Roberto Garza, who started the first five games of the season at left guard before underdoing arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, will re-emerge to start at right guard.
He’ll take the place of second-year player Edwin Williams, who has started the last three games at right guard. Garza is familiar with the position having made 64 consecutive starts there from 2006 through 2009.
The Bears are happy with the play of Frank Omiyale at left tackle and rookie J’Marcus Webb at right tackle. They’re now working with former first-round draft pick Chris Williams at left guard, and getting the veteran Garza next to Webb should help develop the seventh-round pick.
“He's such a gifted athlete and a massive human being, that when he knows what he's doing, even for a rookie seventh-round pick he's pretty OK,” offensive line coach Mike Tice said of Webb.
Garza had his knee repaired on Oct. 15. He had played three games with the torn meniscus.
“I have an extra week to rehab and get healthy,” he said. “I feel good. The trainers doing a great job, I'm coming around.”
The Bears will travel to Toronto to play the Buffalo Bills on Nov. 7.
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