Josh Beekman is currently practicing with the first team offensive line.
The Bears first team offensive line looks like this:
LT- Orlando Pace
LG- Josh Beekman
C- Olin Kreutz
RG- Roberto Garza
RT- Chris Williams
But the Bears didn’t sign LG/LT Frank Omiyale to big bucks for no reason, he’ll compete with Beekman throughout the off-season and will line up with the first team offensive next week.
This is what Josh Beekman had to say about the competition at LG with Frank Omiyale:
“It is a competition, Frank is a great guy and he is a competitor. He is going to make the Bears better. If he beats me out, he makes the Bears better. If I win my spot back, hopefully I make the Bears better. Competition breeds success. They brought him in and Frank is a hard worker.”
“We’ll see what happens at the end of the camp, Olin sat me down and coached me a lot. [Line coach] Harry [Hiestand] was a great influence on me. Luckily, I have he bar set high with Olin, with the example of what you need to do to be a great O-lineman. I get to watch every day and see how good I have to be.”
all quotes from chicagosuntimes.com