Bears' Omiyale moving to RT

Updated: April 20, 2010, 12:56 PM ET
By Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- After starting 12 games at left guard last season, Frank Omiyale is moving outside to right tackle, according to Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz.

"I'm excited about that whole group," Martz said Tuesday. "Our two young tackles now, moving Frank out to right tackle, going to have Chris [Williams] at left tackle. To have two young tackles with their ability, and to develop them with somebody like [new Bears offensive line coach] Mike Tice is kind of remarkable."

With Omiyale penciled in at right tackle, the Bears must find a new starting left guard. Current in-house candidates include Josh Beekman, Lance Louis and Johan Asiata.

"The inside situation with Olin [Kreutz], we've got some young guards that we'll choose from. We'll let them kind of battle things out," Martz said.

Jeff Dickerson covers the Bears for ESPNChicago.com.

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