Kyle Long takes reps at RT during Chicago Bears OTA workouts
Chicago Bears right guard Kyle Long got a taste of a new position on Wednesday, as he took some snaps at right tackle during the team's OTA workouts, according to Zach Zaidman of the Chicago Bears Radio Network.
The move is probably not permanent, since Long was only filling in for an injured Jordan Mills. Still, it's interesting to see Long's limits tested under a new regime.
Bears head coach John Fox clarified Long's current role as the team's starting right guard.
#Bears head coach John Fox on where Kyle Long will play: "Right now he's a starting guard."— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) June 10, 2015
Long has only been in the NFL for two seasons and has already made the Pro Bowl twice from his usual right guard position. It would take a fool to try to fix something that's clearly not broken, but it doesn't hurt to experiment during early offseason workouts.
A full transition to tackle would likely take a while for the former first-round draft pick to perfect.
"I was a little like a fish out of water, but it's to be expected," Long said about trying out at tackle, per one of Zaidman's Tweets.
Expect Long to be back inside when Mills returns to the lineup.
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