Bears Move Tackle Bradley Sowell To Tight End

The Bears also moved Taquan Mizzell from running back to receiver.

Chris Emma
May 22, 2019 - 3:35 pm
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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (670 The Score) -- Perhaps there are more touchdowns in the future of Bradley Sowell, whom the Bears have transitioned from offensive tackle to tight end.

While it's not clear if the move will be permanent, the Bears are eager to see Sowell at the skill position because of their need at tight end and comfort with depth on the offensive line. As the team held its second practice of OTAs at Halas Hall on Wednesday, the 6-foot-7, 312-pound Sowell was wearing No. 85 on his jersey.

Sowell, 29, caught a two-yard touchdown pass during the Bears' win over the Rams in December of last season. 

"It's not about the two-point play or a touchdown catch," Bears coach Matt Nagy said of Sowell. "It's what he showed in practice. We're going to test it out and see what he can do."

The Bears are also converting reserve running back Taquan Mizzell over to wide receiver. Mizzell was wearing jersey No. 11 in OTAs. The team has also transitioned James Daniels from left guard to center and shifted Cody Whitehair from center to guard, as Nagy previously indicated would happen.

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