The offensive line is certainly the focal point this summer, and there’s been no shortage of updates in the first two practices. Training camp kicked off with the same starters that mandatory minicamp ended up. But we saw some shifting on Day 2, which had to do with participation.
Veteran Riley Reiff split reps at left tackle with fifth-round rookie Braxton Jones, as Reiff continues to get into the swing of things. That should change once Reiff is up to speed. But for what it’s worth, Reiff was at left tackle when the starting offensive line took the field during 11-on-11 drills. Sam Mustipher continued to take reps as the starting right guard, which is something to monitor once newcomer Michael Schofield also ramps up.
After Patrick left practice with an apparent injury, it was sixth-round rookie Doug Kramer who stepped in at center with the starters. That’s in line with what we saw during the offseason program. It also appears that the Bears are using Mustipher, who started all 17 games at center last season, exclusively at right guard.
While Jenkins wasn’t spotted at practice, it likely would’ve been Larry Borom taking starting reps at right tackle, which is in line with what we’ve seen during the spring and the first summer practice.