Former No. 1 pick Gabe Carimi was buffeted in and out of the lineup last season, playing some tackle, some guard. On Tuesday he was at right guard with the second unit, then at left guard, then at right tackle for a few snaps.
The plan a month ago was to have Carimi compete at guard and tackle.
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“More guard,” coach Marc Trestman said. “I think he’ll be in a position … he was hurt all of last year. So we’re going to focus in on him competing at the guard position with Matt [Slauson].”
Pressure is certainly building on his roster spot.
The Bears signed guard/tackle Eben Britton to a one-year contract after a workout at the Walter Payton Center on Tuesday. Britton, 6-6, 308 pounds, has started 30 of 38 games played over four seasons (2009-12) with the Jacksonville Jaguars after being selected by Jacksonville in the second round (39th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. During his career with the Jaguars, Britton started 23 games at right tackle and seven at left guard. In 2012 Britton started five of 11 games played with Jacksonville, all at left guard.
James Brown and Matt Slauson, who signed this offseason from the New York Jets, alternated at right and left guards.