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The Chicago Bears introduced their new HC Marc Trestman at a session with the press on Thursday, and he made one thing clear: the team needs to make great improvements to the offensive line for 2013. This isn't shocking news: Jay Cutler has been sacked 113 times over the course of the past three seasons, and part of the Bears' failings can be traced to less-than-ideal play up front. To that end, Trestman has enlisted Aaron Kromer as his OC, a man who has worked directly with the Saints' offensive line in recent campaigns. But there will likely be some on-field personnel changes as well.
Chris Spencer, Jonathan Scott, Lance Louis and Chilo Rachal -- all of whom found themselves in the starting lineup at one point or another -- are all impending free agents. The list of free agents on the offensive line may have some solutions, though. At OT, there's Ryan Clady, Jake Long, Branden Albert, Sebastian Vollmer and Andre Smith (though some of these gents may be kept by their incumbent teams via a long-term deal or the franchise tag); meanwhile at OG, there's Andy Levitre and Brandon Moore.
The other option is the draft, and it's possible they use their first-round pick (No. 20 overall) on the O-line for the second time in three seasons (OT Gabe Carimi was the first-rounder in 2011).