Bears Assign Rookie Offensive Linemen Specific Positions For Minicamp

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The Chicago Bears’ draft class brought in four offensive linemen. Additionally, they signed a fifth as an undrafted free agent. Although it was unclear where exactly each one would play, on Friday, The Athletic’s Kevin Fishbain confirmed what most thought would be the case.

Nonetheless, the Bears have a lot of versatility on the offensive line now. Doug Kramer is the only one remaining at one position and playing center. Meanwhile, the team designated Ja’Tyre Carter as an offensive guard. Which entails that he can play on both the left and right sides.

Similarly, the Bears list Zachary Thomas and Braxton Jones as offensive tackles. They will likely be playing on both the left and right sides as well.

The undrafted free agent, Jean Delance, is the only one who doesn’t have a position yet. The label “OL” suggests he could play anywhere along the line.

Whether it’s tackle, guard, or center, it’s entirely possible the Chicago Bears don’t have a spot for him right now. Regardless, they have five linemen at rookie minicamp. As a result, they have an entire unit to assess.

This is just the first step of the process. Nevertheless, there is still a long way to go before anyone claims a spot on the final 53-man roster.

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