Previewing the Chicago Bears’ maligned offensive line entering 2020 training camp.
training camp is almost among us. The NFL league office sent a memo to all 32 teams, including the Chicago Bears, notifying them of key dates coming up. Rookies report on July 21 and all players report to open training camp on July 28.
This is the official notice that the NFL is back. There was speculation that the 28th was the date but it was unofficial. Now we know that is the correct date and that the NFL is back. Soon we’ll have news on what’s going on with the Chicago Bears and who is doing well and who is doing not so well.
The news we get from training camp might be the only news we get about the players. The NFL Players Union (NFLPA) wants the league to cancel all preseason games. The league originally planned to cancel two of the four preseason games.
What does that mean for the positional battles going on? It likely means that unless they perform very badly in training camp the incumbents keep their jobs. The regular season will ultimately determine who wins those battles.
There are high hopes as training camp gets closer. We hear about how quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is working so well with his receivers and we’ll see a different player. Of course, we heard the same thing last offseason and all throughout training camp and we saw what happened when the season began. Hopefully, things are different this time.
In the meantime, let’s take a look at the different position groups and what’s happening with them as the Bears head into training camp. First up, the offensive line. It took a beating both on the field and in the court of public opinion. Many wanted the entire line replaced. Instead, Kyle Long is the only one who needs to be replaced because of his retirement (or force out, if he’s to be believed).
Here is the information you need about the Chicago Bears offensive line.