Bears swapping guards Kyle Long and Josh Sitton

Chicago is planning to move guard Kyle Long to the left side of the line in 2017, and Josh Sitton to the right.

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Kyle Long

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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.

Kyle Long and Josh Sitton

  • crosseyedlemon

    The Bears have little to lose by making changes along the OL because only the 49ers had a worse time of possession last season.

    • Rolo Tomassi

      Thanks that make perfect sense.
      Set reminder for your meds

  • Well_My_My_My

    Last year the Bears’ starting guards allowed no sacks and just 1 QB hit. That seems pretty good to me. Now, the dumpster fire called the Bears just can’t have that kind of success, so they will change things around in an effort to screw things up. This is soooo Bears.

    • Rolo Tomassi

      Packer fans are sooo fuuuny

      • Well_My_My_My

        Sorry, but I’m a Bears’ fan. Unlike you, I know when they stink. Enjoy your fantasy world. Feel free to rejoin reality at your convenience.