Chicago Bears 53-Man Roster Projection: Post-training camp edition

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Offensive Line

If you follow Bears twitter, one of the biggest debates right now involves two linemen who should 100 percent be starters come Week 1.

Starters: Charles Leno, James Daniels, Cody Whitehair, Kyle Long, Bobby Massie

The center of the argument by several fans (including myself, at one point) revolves around Daniels and Whitehair. Some question whether or not Whitehair’s issues with snaps at times could force him back to left guard, sliding Daniels in at center.

Nagy pretty much squashed those talks the other night by essentially saying it doesn’t make sense at this point. Both guys have put in a lot of work, and particularly Whitehair at center, whom Nagy compared to the quarterback position.

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Others: Eric Kush, Earl Watford, Rashaad Coward

Right now, the battle for left guard includes a three-headed war. It’s Daniels, Kush and Watford in the thick of the contest to be the starter. When it’s all said and done, I’ve already seen enough out of Daniels to know he’s by far the most talented guy out of those three.

However, the Bears have a well-rounded guy in Kush who will stick around as a backup. Kush can play multiple positions, just like Daniels and Whitehair. The Bears will be fortunate to have guys up front who can play more than one position if, God forbid, any serious injuries occur.

Lastly, Coward has had himself one heck of a camp and preseason thus far. After converting from defensive line in the spring, he’s made the transition appear almost flawless. Many times, when a player switches positions (especially the complete opposite side of the ball) it can take a bit of time. Coward has earned a spot on the roster and continues to show out in August.