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Competition bringing out best in de la Puente

Competition bringing out best in de la Puente

Brian de la Puente’s positional versatility and familiarity with coordinator Aaron Kromers’ system has him at the forefront of the Bears’ interior offensive line competition.

The Chicago Bears offensive line is bruised and battered. Kyle Long (viral infection) hasn’t practiced since OTAs, Matt Slauson (shoulder) has sat out the second half of the past two practices, and there is no timetable for the return of Eben Britton (hamstring). Chicago’s offensive line was remarkably healthy last year, with no missed starts amongst the front five. Those things tend to even...

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