Coaches typically adhere to dictums that the best five offensive linemen will start, the best four defensive linemen will start and so on, often with only marginal allowances for assigned position
Assigning significance or even much meaning to a first preseason game is sometimes a stretch.
Friday night was the first chance for the Bears coaching staff to see what kind of progress the team's 2014 rookie class has made since the start of training camp.
The good news is that three different quarterbacks threw touchdown passes Friday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Preseason games are the next step in sorting out who among Jonathan Bostic, Shea McClellin and D.J. Williams would be paired with Lance Briggs.