Bears C Hroniss Grasu to make first career start vs. Chiefs

The Bears are counting on a rookie to hold the offensive line together on Sunday against the Chiefs.
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The Chicago Bears must turn to their third-round draft pick in Week 5, as rookie center Hroniss Grasu will get his first career start against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.

Grasu is starting in place of Will Montgomery, who broke his leg last week and went on injured reserve. When Montgomery’s injury occurred, Matt Slauson moved over from left guard to center and Patrick Omameh came in off the bench to play guard. Omameh is out for Sunday’s game versus the Chiefs, so it’s time for Grasu to make his rookie debut as a starter.

As Biggs also mentions in his Tweet, Josh Bellamy and Marquess Wilson will start for the Bears at wide receiver in place of Eddie Royal and Alshon Jeffery, who’s missing a fourth consecutive game.

Below is a full list of Bears inactives for Week 5 versus the Chiefs, courtesy of the team’s official twitter account.

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