Predicting the Chicago Bears starting offensive line after recent signings

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The Chicago Bears are heading into training camp this week. Rookies and quarterbacks reported on Saturday, July 23, 2022, and the first practice (private) is today, Wednesday, August 27, 2022. There are plenty of question marks surrounding this team, but the offensive line has to be the biggest. We will keep a close eye on that group throughout training camp, however, with the recent signings of Michael Schofield and Riley Reiff, it’s looking like this team will be going with older vets on the offensive line to start the year.

Before these signings, we saw Braxton Jones and Larry Borom both practice with the first-string offense during OTAs and minicamp. Then, we saw Larry Borom get reps with the ones as the right tackle while Teven Jenkins saw reps as well, but was then demoted to the second-string offense towards the end of June. Matt Eberflus tried to play it off as though it wasn’t a big deal, but we will have to wait and see just how honest he was in that regard.

Predicting the Chicago Bears starting offensive line after new additions

With camp being private to fans, we will need to rely on the Chicago Bears beat reporters to give us the news on who is starting where at the beginning of camp. It should be said though, that it’s not a guarantee for whoever starts today to finish there. For one, these two vets might not see first-time action with the ones right away. The Chicago Bears might ease them into things since they haven’t even seen the playbook until this week. Also, it’s possible that Ryan Poles and Matt Eberflus prefer one of the younger guys over one of the vets when it’s all said and done.

We shall see.