BOURBONNAIS, Ill. The Bears may not have wanted it this way but the situation at left tackle appeared to still be without a clear owner.
All positions are open, coach Lovie Smith declared.
JMarcus Webb failed to show any clear dominance at left tackle through more than three full quarters against the Denver Broncos. Chris Williams, until last week in a competitionrotation with Webb for the left-tackle job, played nearly as long at right tackle.
When the Bears reconvened on Saturday, Webb was still the starter at left tackle. But Williams took a number of reps with the No. 1 offense and then spent the rest of his practice primarily at left tackle with the 2s, after spelling Gabe Carimi at right tackle during practice last week and spending no time at left.
I just do what Im told, said Williams, who is still projected at this point to be the swingthird tackle and back up both sides. Its all O-line man. Its hands and feet. So just go out and work, itll work itself out.
Williams said he still believed he had a shot at the No. 1 job. But as far as working at both, something he has done during his career, it is getting easier just it being the third week of training camp, getting easier to go back and forth for sure, Williams said.
No real changes on offense are likely until at least after the Washington Redskins game next Saturday. After that, with the customarily settle-in third game coming against the New York Giants the following Friday one of the top pass-rushing teams in the NFL the Bears will need to make key decisions.
Like every other decision we make, we had a chance to see guys in certain situations from the game and well continue to look at different people, Smith said.