BBAO: Bears get Gabe Carimi back

October, 27, 2011
10/27/11
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The Chicago Bears are on their bye week, but they practiced Wednesday and welcomed back rookie right tackle Gabe Carimi to the practice field. Carimi hasn't played since dislocating his right kneecap in Week 2.

It's not yet clear if Carimi will be ready for the Bears' Nov. 7 game at the Philadelphia Eagles. But as Michael C. Wright of ESPNChicago.com points out, the Bears will have an interesting dilemma when he is ready.

The Bears' latest offensive line configuration, with Lance Louis at right tackle and Chris Spencer at right guard, has worked well. Would the Bears break up that tandem to slide Carimi back into his right tackle spot? And if they do, who would go to the bench?

Generally speaking, first-round draft choices get the benefit of the doubt in these situations. It's hard to imagine Carimi being the odd man out. We could be a few weeks away from that scenario, however.

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