J’Webb Nation is facing their biggest threat to date. J’Marcus Webb has been put on notice. His demotion from starting right tackle after a lackluster performance in limited duty with the starters could become permanent and his spot on the Chicago Bears roster is far from certain.
Offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Aaron Kromer was very frank about Webb’s practice reps at left tackle with the second team and his status with the team going forward:
“If he’s going to be on our team, if he makes our eight (offensive linemen that make the 53-man roster), then he’s going to have to play more than one spot, and this is an opportunity for him to get those reps,” said offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer. “You don’t want to have to do it on Wednesday of game week. You want to do it early in the season so he has a feel for what’s going on.”
Let’s look at the prospects and see how the line projects.
Jermon Bushrod – big money free agent LT is here to stay
Roberto Garza – veteran center with no clear successor
Matt Slauson – professional guard is expected to hold down the LG spot
Kyle Long – first round draft pick looks to be the real deal
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Jordan Mills – I don’t want to put the 5th round pick into the lock list just yet. I thought he might be a candidate for the practice squad, but he’ll never clear waivers.
James Brown – Brown has versatility to play guard and tackle. If the rookie Long stumbles, he’ll step in.
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