Bears offensive line coach Mike Tice suggested that veteran Roberto Garza may return to the lineup as the starting right guard once he's healthy.
Garza has missed the last two games after undergoing a knee scope, and he did some work on the side of a practice field today.
"I hope he keeps making strides," Tice said of Garza. "I'd love to see him back in the mix. I think it would be good for J'Marcus [Webb] to have him back... and get a chance to help a young guy learn mentally and have some awareness.
"I could see that happening."
Tice later said he has "settled" in on the left side (Frank Omiyale and Chris Williams), center (Olin Kreutz) and with rookie J'Marcus Webb at right tackle.
"It might be a good blend to get the older guy in there, to help settle down the young guy even more and have him take one more big step," Tice said.
Against the Seattle Seahawks, Webb and Edwin Williams, who was undrafted in 2009 and signed to the practice squad just before this season, struggled with communication.
Against the Washington Redskins, Williams left the game with a back injury, and he was replaced by Lance Louis, who started the season at right guard.