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Chalk Talk: Will Whitehair be moved to guard?

Wondering about a player, a past game or another issue involving the Bears? Senior writer Larry Mayer answers a variety of questions from fans on

I was very impressed with how James Daniels played at center against the Bengals. Do you think the Bears will consider moving Cody Whitehair to left guard and putting Daniels with the first team at center?

Evan B.

Springfield, Illinois

I agree with you that rookie second-round pick James Daniels did play well in the preseason game in Cincinnati, but the Bears don't have any immediate plans to switch Cody Whitehair from center to left guard. Here's what coach Matt Nagy had to say about that possibility Saturday night at training camp: "No, we like where Cody is. Cody is doing a great job. If you go back to OTAs, we said we want to make sure we keep him honing in on that position, get those reps. The center is like playing quarterback, so if you start moving guys around to different spots now you're playing with fire, in my opinion."

I know the Bears are being cautious with Allen Robinson coming off a torn knee ligament, but I'd really like to see him in actual game. When do you think he will make his preseason debut?

Will P.

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Receiver Allen Robinson II  told reporters Sunday at training camp that he believes he will play next Saturday against the Broncos in Denver but cautioned "we'll see how the week goes." The good news is that Robinson said he's been confident since the start of training camp in making all of the cuts required to run pass routes and it's just a matter of him getting reps and working on his muscle memory.

How often have the Bears held joint practices with another team like they're doing this week with the Denver Broncos?

Phil K.

Golden, Colorado

This will be the fourth time the Bears have practiced with another NFL team since 2004. Each time the Bears went on the road to the other club's training camp site, working with the St. Louis Rams in Macomb, Ill., in Lovie Smith's first season as coach in 2004, the Indianapolis Colts in John Fox's first year as coach in 2015 and the New England Patriots in 2016.

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