Bears reportedly moving Kyle Long to left guard

The Chicago Bears are in the process of changing Kyle Long's position for the third straight season.

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reported, per multiple sources, that the Bears are working on shifting Long to left guard and flipping veteran Josh Sitton to the right guard spot.

A week before the 2015 season, the Bears decided to move Long to right tackle, where he spent one year. The team moved him back to right guard for 2016. Now they want to ship him to the other interior spot.

Long continues to rehab from an ankle injury suffered last November, complicating the position switch. The 28-year-old hasn't played left guard since college, but the move shouldn't be a problem for the talented, athletic offensive lineman. Sitton started his first four years in Green Bay at right guard.

The Bears boast Pro Bowl talents on the interior of the offensive line in Long, Sitton and center Cody Whitehair. Regardless of how the order shuffles out, the trio should be the strength of the offense, while the offensive tackle spots, receiver depth, quarterback position and backup running back rotation remain questions for John Fox.

Long had some fun with the news of his latest position switch.

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