The Chicago Bears lined up Pro Bowl offensive guard Kyle Long at right tackle at practice this week.
Jordan Mills, the usual right tackle, wasn't there.
The Bears are considering having Long line up there possibly
“I’m so near-sighted I can’t really think past today or this week,” Long said. “I’ve always felt I could do it but who knows. We have guys that play right tackle so we’re going to figure out where we’re going to go. Right now they needed somebody in practice so I jumped at the opportunity.”
Added Bears coach John Fox: “He’s obviously a very, very capable athlete. He’s got great strength, great athleticism. So I think he’s capable of playing anywhere across the line. Right now he’s a starting guard, and we’re out here trying to get better as a football team, learn a new system. We had a shortage of tackles right now. We’ve got a couple guys in the training room. So we took a look at him there today. He can play just about anywhere across the O-line.”
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