The depth of the Bears' offensive line took a hit on Monday, as the team announced that tackle T.J. Clemmings would miss the entire season with a quad injury.
Clemmings, who signed with the team back in May, injured the leg during the preseason game against the Colts.
It's not the same leg that he hurt last season in Oakland, when a knee injury cost him 12 games.
With Clemmings out, the Bears' lack of offensive tackle depth becomes all the more amplified. Rashaad Coward is still out with an elbow injury, and Cornelius Lucas' training camp has been uneven at best. Without a definitive swing tackle on the roster, Matt Nagy mentioned that the team may give a shot to undrafted free agent Alex Bars. Despite spending most of the preseason at guard, Bars has shown the ability to handle either position.
"I watched the [Colts-Bears] tape post-game in my office and you could see that he did some good things there," Nagy said. "We just want to see him keep growing and see what he can do, but I liked what I saw, so we'll get him going there a little bit more."