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Last year the Bears offensive line was plagued with injuries. This year the line will hopefully stay healthy throughout the year. If that happens, Trubisky, Howard and Cohen are going to have a field day with the amount of protection they’ll have with this stellar group.

KYLE LONG

Starting out with the best player on the line as well as the one who raises the most questions. Long has played Right Guard, Right Tackle and Left Guard in his 5 year career with Chicago. Long is listed as a Right Guard for this season as of 6/23/18, and will be the anchor of the line. Long is a huge impact on the field when he’s healthy, and plays with a passion few offensive lineman in the league play with. Needless to say Long is an important part of this team and will make an impact this season.

CODY WHITEHAIR

Going into his third season Cody Whitehair will be playing center. Whitehair bounced around the line last year due to injuries to Guards Kyle Long and Josh Sitton, but will return to his natural position this season. Whitehair drew Travis Frederick comparisons in his rookie season and was elected to the all rookie team. Whitehair is a young superstar Center in the making, and will make a huge impact this season.

JAMES DANIELS

James Daniels was the Bears first second round pick in the recent draft. Daniels played for Iowa for 2 years at Center. Daniels will most likely see time at Guard to replace Josh Sitton. Daniels will hopefully boost the already fantastic interior line in Chicago to help keep Trubisky healthy.

CHARLES LENO JR.

Charles Leno Jr. is the projected starting left tackle this year. Leno started all 16 games last year and only gave up 5 sacks. Leno’s issue is penalties. In three years, he has racked up over 160 yards off of penalties, with 88 last season. He totaled 13 of his 24 career penalties last season. Leno will make a great Left Tackle for years to come, as soon as he becomes more disciplined.

BOBBY MASSIE

Bobby Massie started 15 games for the Bears at Right Tackle last year and gave up 6 sacks. Massie is a solid option at Tackle but isn’t a long term solution. Massie will protect Trubisky for now but the Bears need to draft a replacement within the next few years.

BRADLEY SOWELL

BRADLEY Sowell played 15 games for the Bears and started 2. Sowell bounced between Guard and Tackle for most of last season but is listed as a Left Tackle this season. Sowell is a solid backup and will most likely see a good bit of playing time this year.

HRONISS GRASU

Grasu has been on the Bears since 2015 and was a college teammate of Kyle Long at Oregon. He started 4 games last year and played a total of 6. He’s a solid backup for Cody Whitehair at Center and can even sub in at guard when needed.

JORDAN MORGAN

Morgan was the Bears 5th round selection last season and missed the entire year after having shoulder surgery last season. He was drafted as a Tackle and will be moved to Guard, so we’ll have to wait and see what he can do.

ERIC KUSH

Kush is another player who missed the entirety of 2017. Kush played 8 games for Chicago in 2016 and started 4. He didn’t let up a single sack in those 8 games. Kush is another guy who can play both Guard and Center and will most likely see some playing time in 2018.

EARL WATFORD

Watford is a new face on the offensive line. He played for Arizona for the past 3 seasons. He played 10 games last season and started 9. He gave up 3 sacks and 3 penalties last season, so he’s a solid addition to the line. He played Tackle last season but is listed as a Guard for 2018.

BRANDON GREENE

Greene is a former Tight End from Alabama who was signed from the Bears practice squad. Greene occasionally played offensive line at Alabama and will play Tackle for the Bears. We’ll have to see what he brings to the table.

CAMERON LEE

Lee went undrafted in 2017 and has been on the Bears, Saints and Bengals practice squads. The Bears signed Lee to the active roster and he will play Guard. Lee is another player who we will have to wait and see what he can do this upcoming season.

WILL PERICAK

Will Pericak was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Ravens in 2013. Since then, he has played for the Chargers, Jaguars, Broncos, Seahawks and the Bills. The Bears signed him in 2017 and hopefully he will play his first career game in a Bears Jersey at Guard.

RASHAAD COWARD

Coward signed as an UDFA in May of 2017. He played defensive end in his rookie season, but Coach Nagy announced he would be moved to Guard this season. Hopefully Coward will excel at his new position.

TRAVIS AVERILL

Averill played Guard for the Bears in 2017 and will move to Tackle for this season. Averill played 0 games for the Bears last season, so let’s hope he plays his first this season.

DEJON ALLEN

And finally, we have Dejon Allen. Allen went to Hawaii and was undrafted in 2018. He’s listed as a Tackle and will hopefully have an impact this season.

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