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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
BBAO: Reconfiguring the Bears' OL again

By Kevin Seifert

We're Black and Blue All Over:

It appears that injuries and performance issues will leave the Chicago Bears with alternate starters at three of their five offensive line positions Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. Michael C. Wright of ESPNChicago.com has the full story.

Right guard Lance Louis will miss the rest of the season because of a knee injury, and the Bears will continue to use former right tackle Gabe Carimi in his spot, according to Wright. That means Jonathan Scott will continue to start at right tackle. Meanwhile, left guard Chris Spencer will need a week or two to recover from a knee injury, leaving backup Edwin Williams to start in his place.

Backups will be undrafted rookie James Brown, who has not played in an NFL game, and veteran guard/center Andre Gurode, who was signed Tuesday. Gurode, 33, last played for the Baltimore Ravens in 2011.

The Seahawks are tied for ninth in the NFL with 29 sacks this season.

Continuing around the NFC North: