6 takeaways from Chicago Bears first day of mandatory minicamp

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Chicago Bears Takeaway No. 3: All combinations are “open” on the offensive line

The offensive line combination for today’s practice was a carryover from the prior week. Matt Eberflus told reporters that the combination will remain in place for the remainder of the three-day minicamp. This is because they wanted to have six days with each combination. The current combination is as follows:

  • LT: Braxton Jones
  • LG: Cody Whitehair
  • C: Lucas Patrick
  • RG: Sam Mustipher
  • RT: Larry Borom

We will see how the line shakes out come training camp in July, but Eberflus has been adamant that we should not read too much into the line combinations right now. He stated that all combinations are open until they determine which starting five they feel most comfortable with. Is it possible the team brings in a player like J.C. Tretter or Ereck Flowers?

My early prediction for this team is that Braxton Jones starts at left tackle and Teven Jenkins starts at right tackle despite the fact that Jenkins is currently practicing with the second-string offense. I have Larry Borom as the swing tackle in this offense and I hope they find someone to replace Sam Mustipher at right guard. Worst case, the team finds a way to play both Borom and Jenkins on the right side.