Chicago Bears: Andre Gurode

Bears not sweating shuffling their OL

November, 28, 2012
Gabe Carimi, Erin HendersonJonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesGabe Carimi figures to start at right guard against the Seahawks a week after being benched at right tackle.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- While it's uncommon to lose a pair of starters on the offensive line in the same game the way Chicago did Sunday during its win over the Minnesota Vikings, the Bears aren't exactly novices at dealing with attrition up front.

Perhaps that's why Bears quarterback Jay Cutler didn't hesitate when stating what needs to take place Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks in order for the offensive line to experience success.

"We've just got to be careful of what we ask those guys to do, make sure they're on the same page, (and) protect them," Cutler said. "You don't want to throw a lot of sevens (seven-step drops) and chuck the ball 40-50 times. They're not programmed for it. They're in new positions. Some guys haven't even played guard. We've just got to be smart with it."

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Bears ink former All-Pro OL Gurode

November, 27, 2012
Looking to bolster depth up front after losing right guard Lance Louis on Sunday for the season with a torn ACL in his left knee, the Chicago Bears on Tuesday announced the signing of veteran guard/center Andre Gurode, a five-time Pro Bowler.

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