Grading Chicago Bears offensive line through two weeks of 2023 season

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Miami Dolphins v Chicago Bears, Cody Whitehair
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Chicago Bears left guard

Cody Whitehair: 126 snaps

Primary matchups: TJ Slaton, Kenny Clark, Devonte Wyatt, Logan Hall, Mike Greene

Things have gotten tough for Cody Whitehair after he had been a long-standing positive influence on the roster for years. However, he has suffered multiple injuries in the past three seasons, and his play has dropped off. Now, the team had him practice at center all summer, only to shift to left guard weeks before the season. It has not gone well.

To be fair, he saw a lot of Kenny Clark in week one and gave up a sack. He also got pushed around by Vita Vea in the few snaps that these two squared up. The competition is tough, but Whitehair has been an issue. He does not have the speed or strength to hold up in the run game or get out to the second level. He has handled speed fine as a pass blocker, but those big bodies have tossed him to the side too often this season.

The Bears should have seen this coming after his most recent play, and it is easier to blame them for putting Whitehair in this spot than it is to blame Whitehair for struggling.

Cody Whitehair grade: D+