Braxton Jones the Chicago Bears Camp Surprise

Braxton Jones the Chicago Bears Camp Surprise

Considering it’s been 30 years since the Bears last started a rookie on Opening Day at left tackle, that’s a big deal.

Braxton Jones, a fifth-round draft pick, is still playing the position with starters a week into training camp, even after the Bears signed longtime NFC North walkout Riley Reiff.

Jones should be considered the surprise of training camp, even if he practiced at that position with starters for half the season.

“Yeah, he just, you know, absorbed all the information in the execution,” Bears coach Matt Eberflus said. “He’s done it and he’s showing that it’s not too big for him.

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