Pisa Tinoisamoa's reintroduction to Lovie Smith's defense began today at Halas Hall.
Tinoisamoa arrived to put his name to the one-year contract he agreed to on Friday, and he will participate in the OTA which begins a little later this morning.
He's in time to be involved in the bulk of the OTA's, which is the culmination of the voluntary offseason program. Three weeks should be enough time for Tinoisamoa to get the calls down and fit into a scheme very similar to the one he played in as a rookie with the St. Louis Rams in 2003.
Typically, the Bears work in newcomers on the second team. Left guard Frank Omiyale has been working with the second team even though he is expected to overtake Josh Beekman. We'll see where Tinoisamoa is lined up at on Wednesday when the Bears open up the practice to media.
Nick Roach has been running with the first team at the position. He was moved into the starting lineup during the middle of last season. Veteran Hunter Hillenmeyer was still recovering from surgery to repair a sports hernia the last time an OTA was open to media. Rookie fifth-round pick Marcus Freeman has been started as a backup on the weak side.
More on the developments on the strong side later this week.