4 biggest storylines from second week of Chicago Bears training camp
2. Rookies Still Competing to Start for Chicago Bears
We all knew that Kyler Gordon and Jaquan Brisker would be thrust right into the starting lineup, but now we are seeing that Ryan Poles is going to give his first draft class plenty of chances to prove themselves.
When the Bears signed Riley Reiff, many thought that was the end of Braxton Jones getting first-string work. However, not only has Reiff been slowly eased in with Jones still getting first-team repetitions. Beyond that, Reiff has been working the right and left side, so there have been days when Jones still got a full day of first teamwork.
With Lucas Patrick out, Doug Kramer immediately got first-team repetitions. Sam Mustipher moved back from right guard to center, and the two have split since, but Kramer is still getting his fair share of work.
Lastly. Ja’Tyre Carter has rotated with Michael Schofield, in what has been an even split. The expectation has been that Schofield will step into the starting role, but Carter has still been getting the work.
Zach Thomas is the one lineman they drafted who did not get first-team work, and that is only because he is behind Cody Whitehair.