Bears swapping guards Kyle Long and Josh Sitton
- The Chicago Bears are planning on moving Kyle Long to left guard and Josh Sitton to right guard, swapping their positions from 2016, according to the Chicago Tribune.
- Both linemen battled injuries last season, and Long is still recovering from the ankle injury that landed him on injured reserve. He won’t be ready for organized team activities on Monday, according to the report.
- Sitton actually played two snaps at right guard in Week 13 against the San Francisco 49ers, and he’s no stranger to being moved around the offensive line, starting a game at left tackle in 2015 for the Green Bay Packers and starting the first five seasons of his career at right guard.
- Sitton earned an 86.2 overall grade as PFF’s 10th-highest graded guard in 2016, finishing with the fourth-highest pass-blocking grade at his position. Long’s 78.1 overall grade was good for 28th among guards.
- They were two of the most efficient pass-blocking guards last year, with Sitton allowing only six QB pressures on 440 pass-blocking snaps, and Long allowing 10 pressures on 271 snaps.