Chicago Bears Training Camp Rumblings: Offensive Line

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Cody Whitehair
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Cody Whitehair /

How have the Chicago Bears offensive lineman looked early into training camp?

With a day off looming, it is a good chance to reflect on everything that has noted throughout Chicago Bears training camp. It is important to remember that while the first week means nothing is final, it does set the tone for the rest of the week.

Charles Leno

There are never nearly as many notes on the offensive lineman as skill players. However, the note below is exciting for the Bears offensive line moving forward.

We had noted previously that new offensive line coach Harry Hiestand is going to want to move his lineman out in space more with pulls. It was expected to see Kush on the move, but Leno involved early is going to speak to a lot of the different things this group can do next season.

Eric Kush

Along with being able to move out into space, Kush has been taking the majority of first team reps and handling them well. We knew that coming into camp, he was going to give James Daniels everything that he could handle. Now, we see it coming into form.

It will be interesting to see just how long Kush gets with the first team throughout the preseason.

Cody Whitehair

Cody Whitehair has had a strong start to his camp. In a piece with the Athletic, Whitehair talks about how film study and his preparation with Mitchell Trubisky has him ready for a big leap in year three.

Whitehair talked about improving hand fighting abilities, and how Eddie Goldman is a great opponent every day in camp for him on this specific adjustment. Hopefully, the Goldman reps show off in the preseason, and we see an even tougher Whitehair.

Kyle Long

Kyle Long is healthy, and that is the key with him. He has had a couple of scheduled off days, but that is no issue to be concerned with when it comes to Kyle Long.

Bobby Massie

There has not been much noise on Massie, although Sam Acho has typically gotten the better of him in drills. Not an encouraging sign.

James Daniels

Daniels is taking second-team reps at left guard and third-team reps at center. The team is easing along the young second round pick.

So far, he is hardly in competition with Kush so much as trying t keep up with Kush.

However, Kyle Long talked about his growth, and how being surrounded by so many veterans and such good coaching is only going to help him.

Expect a ton of snaps in the Hall of Fame game with some questionable play followed by steady growth throughout summer.

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Earl Watford

It is worth noting that in the absence of Long, Daniels has not taken the first-team snaps at right guard. That title has belonged to Earl Watford. He may sneak onto the 53-man roster.

Hroniss Grasu and Bradley Sowell

Grasu has taken the majority of second-team snaps at center, while Sowell has taken some second-team snaps at seemingly every spot on the offensive line.

Dejon Allen

While the Chicago Bears roster had Allen listed as a tackle, he has officially moved to center based on practice reports.

Jordan Morgan

Early reports are that Sowell and Watford are ahead of Morgan in the guard rotation. It is early, but he appears to be on track for another practice squad stash at this point.