Chicago Bears Offensive Guard Depth Chart: Post OTAs
As we count down the days until training camp the Chicago Bears are finalizing the order in which players will work drills. After going through OTAs they were able to look at their roster and see what order they want things to go in training camp.
With that in mind, what does the Chicago Bears depth chart look like on the interior offensive line? Specifically, how does the guard position look?
All indications through OTAs are that Whitehair is going to be going back to guard. His shuffle from guard to center back to guard throughout his career may not be the best, but he is so good at both that it has not made a huge impact. Beyond that, he has historically been at his best at guard.
James Daniels is another player who could just as well slot into center. However, he could move to guard as well. Daniels has always been next to Whitehair, so the two playing both guard spots is intriguing.
If Daniels or Whitehair ends up playing center then you will see Alex Bars start at guard. However, Bars is likely to enter camp as a depth guard player who could fill in for either Daniels or Whitehair if needed.
Hambright was a developmental draft pick from 2020. He found himself playing as a rookie, although in a limited amount of time due to injuries. Still, that was a big step for Hambright.
Simmons was another late-round pick with Hambright but did not get a chance to see the field. He was called up from the practice squad briefly but spent most of his time down there.
Redmond has played both left and right guard. He was with the Colts and Cowboys over the past three seasons and now finds himself competing for the back end of a roster in Chicago.
Eiselen was a practice squad guard who the team drafted from the Ivy League last year. He spent a year in Chicago and stuck around which shows he could stick here for a few years, even if in a depth role.
Parker is a UDFA from Mississippi St in his first season. He will be competing to get himself onto the practice squad.