Chicago Bears’ starting right tackle J’Marcus Webb was demoted to the second-team offensive line unit after a poor performance against the Carolina Panthers last Friday, now it appears the former seventh-round pick of the Bears is in jeopardy of being cut from the team.
After practice on Tuesday, Bears’ offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer indicated that Webb’s spot on the roster is far from secured.
“If he’s going to be on our team, if he makes our eight, then he’s going to have to play more than one spot, and this is a great opportunity for him to get those reps,” Kromer said. “You don’t want to have to do it on Wednesday of game week. You want to do it early in the season so he has a feel for what’s going on.”-Aaron Kromer, Chicago Tribune
Webb seemingly has been replaced by rookie Jordan Mills, and doesn’t figure to have a future at any other position on the offensive line for the Bears.
Entering the Bears’ second pre-season game against the San Diego Chargers, Webb likely has to standout in order to avoid being one of the team’s final cuts.
In any event, Webb is facing an uphill climb in his quest to remain with the Bears.