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Wednesday, December 2, 2009
The future of Chicago's O-line

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

It appears Chicago is beginning an inevitable transition on the offensive line. Orlando Pace's groin injury has given the Bears a reason to move Chris Williams back to left tackle, the position Williams was expected to play he was drafted last year.

Here’s the news story from our ESPN Chicago colleague, Jeff Dickerson.

If this were a short-term situation, the Bears probably would have left Williams at right tackle and used Kevin Shaffer or another player at left tackle. But according to Dickerson, it’s likely that Shaffer or possibly Frank Omiyale will start at right tackle Sunday against St. Louis.

If it were me, I’d try Omiyale there just to find out if he can offer them an option in 2010. He’s given us no reason to believe he can be the Bears’ left guard next season. But with three more years remaining on the $11.5 million deal he signed last winter, it’s worth finding out if he can help somewhere.