Chicago Bears’ offensive line did not impress reporters at Tuesday’s practice
The offensive line for the Chicago Bears already had negative headlines coming into mandatory minicamp this week. Reports from today’s practice weren’t reassuring. The unit was ranked 31st by PFF this week. If today was any indication of where the Bears’ offensive line will be in 2022, they might drop that one more spot.
#Bears starting offensive line today at minicamp:
LT Braxton Jones
LG Cody Whitehair
C Lucas Patrick
RG Sam Mustipher
RT Larry Borom
— Sean Hammond (@sean_hammond) June 14, 2022
The Bears’ offensive coaches kept Larry Borom and Braxton Jones with the first team. This is big news because Teven Jenkins was still getting reps with the second team, as he did during last week’s OTA. It appeared like the slimmed-down Jenkins struggled Tuesday with his assignment.
A rookie we might need to start paying more attention to: DE Carson Taylor from Northern Arizona. Was signed out of rookie minicamp. Had a really nice day, including an impressive rush against Teven Jenkins.
— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) June 14, 2022
Not a great report on Jenkins, but good for Carson Taylor. Being beaten by an undrafted rookie is a bad look. Jenkins looks like he has a lot to work on before he’ll be ready to start with the Bears. The second-year tackle needs to be picking the bones off of undrafted rookies during minicamp. Jenkins battled through injury to play late last season, but he has the talent to be a starter in the NFL.
More changes on the offensive line will be coming for Chicago Bears
Rough day for the #Bears passing offense at minicamp. Jaylon Johnson jumped a route in a 2-minute period for a pick 6 off Justin Fields.
OL Dakota Dozier, who has spent some time with starters at right guard this spring, was taken by cart to the locker room late in practice.
— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) June 14, 2022
Speaking of injuries, Dakota Dozier went down at practice. The whole tweet is sad (and if you look at the next tweet in @BradBiggs thread, it’s even sadder.) as the Bears will need more help with depth at guard if he’s seriously injured. The second-team offensive line appeared to get bullied by the green defensive line. The current setup isn’t permanent.
Flus wants to hone down the offensive line "the sooner the better" – #bears still working on combinations.
— Mark Carman (@thecarm) June 14, 2022
Sooner would certainly be better. And better, if sooner came before training camp begins.
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