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- Finished his second season in 2019 after being drafted in the 2nd round (39th overall) in the 2018 draft
- Has appeared in all 32 games with 26 starts; 18 at left guard and eight at center
- Started Wild Card Playoff game vs. PHI (1/6/19)
- 2018: ESPN.com All-Rookie team
2019 SEASON (Bears):
- Started 16 games (eight at center, eight at left guard)
- Switched from center to left guard in Week 10 vs. DET
2018 SEASON (Bears):
- Appeared in 16 games (10 starts at LG)
- Made his first career start at LG in Week 8 in a win over the NYJ
- Part of an offensive line that allowed just 33 sacks, tied for the third fewest in the NFC
- Started Wild Card Playoff Game vs. PHI (1/6/19)
James Daniels thriving at left guard
Bears guard James Daniels outlines three changes that have improved his play so far this season.
Bears training camp preview: Offensive line
The Bears have entrusted new offensive line coach Juan Castillo, a veteran of 24 NFL seasons, with helping a unit that regressed in 2019 to revert to its stellar 2018 form this season.
Bears' 2019 position review: Offensive line
After sending two players to the Pro Bowl and helping the Bears win the NFC North championship with a 12-4 record in 2018, the offensive line regressed in 2019.
Daniels making 'fairly seamless' transition
James Daniels' work ethic and familiarity with the center position is enabling the 2018 second-round pick to make a smooth transition back to his natural position.
Daniels easing into new role at 'natural' position
James Daniels' move from left guard to center this offseason has been a smooth one so far for the second-year pro, who has returned to the position he played his final two seasons at Iowa.
Daniels borrows his own jersey from Bears fan
Wanting to wear his No. 68 Bears jersey to his graduation at the University of Iowa, James Daniels asked his Twitter followers to lend him one for the ceremony.
'Meet the Rookies' to air in its entirety
The Bears' four-part documentary series "Meet the Rookies" will culminate with a 30-minute special hosted by radio play-by-play announcer Jeff Joniak on WFLD FOX 32 at 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
Daniels highlighted on 'Meet the Rookies'
The final episode of ChicagoBears.com's four-part series "Meet the Rookies" features second-round draft pick James Daniels, an offensive lineman from Iowa.
Bears to launch 'Meet the Rookies' series Monday
The Bears will launch their four-part documentary series "Meet the Rookies" on Monday, featuring behind-the-scenes footage with 2018 draft picks James Daniels, Roquan Smith, Joel Iyiegbuniwe and Anthony Miller.
How has Anthony Miller fared?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how rookie receiver Anthony Miller has performed in practice, Dion Sims' role this season and if rookie Roquan Smith is working with the No. 1 defense.
Bears rookie class volunteers at Lambs Farm
Shaq Roland, Kevin Toliver II, Garrett Johnson and Roquan Smith helped shear a sheep during a volunteer outing for the entire Bears rookie class at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
How is Allen Robinson's rehab going?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses receiver Allen Robinson's recovery from a knee injury, if Kyle Long is locked into the right guard position and if facing an established Bears defense in practice will hurt the offense.
Daniels off to a good start at guard
Beginning his Bears career at guard after starting at center the past two seasons at Iowa, second-round draft pick James Daniels expects to make a smooth transition.
Smith getting up to speed at minicamp
The Bears are confident that first-round draft pick Roquan Smith will pick up the defense quickly, which should enable the speedy rookie linebacker to play fast.
Players arrive for Bears rookie minicamp
Halas Hall was teeming with activity Thursday as 70 NFL hopefuls from across the country arrived throughout the day for the start of Bears rookie minicamp.
Bowen sees Bears having NFL's top rookie class
ESPN.com's Matt Bowen is predicting that the Bears—led by top draft picks Roquan Smith, James Daniels and Anthony Miller—will have the NFL's most impactful rookie class this season.
King says Bears had best offseason in NFL
The selection of Roquan Smith in the first round of the draft is only part of the reason SI analyst Peter King says the Bears had the best offseason of any NFL team.
What numbers will draft picks wear?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the uniform numbers Bears draft picks will wear, the likelihood of Jordan Howard's rushing yards declining this year and more.
McShay calls Daniels Bears' best draft pick
Of the Bears' seven picks in the NFL Draft, ESPN analyst Todd McShay feels that second-round choice James Daniels, an offensive lineman from Iowa, was their best selection.
9 questions to test what you know about Bears draft picks
How well do you know the seven players the Bears selected in the NFL Draft? Take this quiz and find out.
Kiper lauds Bears as 'Day 2 winner'
ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. lists the Bears as his top "Day 2 winner" in the draft after they selected Iowa guard/center James Daniels and Memphis receiver Anthony Miller in the second round.
Daniels' position versatility a huge plus
Second-round draft pick James Daniels' position versatility appealed to the Bears, who plan to have the Iowa product begin his NFL career by competing at guard.