BBAO: J'Marcus Webb sticks at LT

August, 2, 2012
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We're Black and Blue All Over:

Have the Chicago Bears already declared a winner in their competition at left tackle? Reporters were left to ponder that question Wednesday after J'Marcus Webb worked a second consecutive day with the first team, breaking what had been a daily rotation with Chris Williams at the position. Instead, Williams gave right tackle Gabe Carimi a breather during Wednesday's practice.

Coach Lovie Smith said it was too early to declare a winner and said there are going to be "a lot of different combinations at a lot of different positions," according to Michael C. Wright of ESPNChicago.com. Offensive coordinator Mike Tice, who also oversees the offensive line, was not available to the media.

As we discussed last week, Webb would seem to be the likely winner of the competition if he doesn't take a dramatic backslide. If that's the case, the Bears would be wise to give him as many repetitions as possible. But you would think they would at least take a look at one preseason game before that happens. Stay tuned.

Continuing around the NFC North before I shove off for Minnesota Vikings training camp:

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