Tait has taken occasional snaps at left tackle throughout the offseason, which is just a precaution according to him and the coaching staff.
"Tait's the right tackle," coach Lovie Smith said. "Just like we started. We've been able to get John a few reps on the left side just in case -- as an insurance policy. John will be the right tackle. Q Mitchell has made progress."
--Offensive tackle Marc Colombo did not participate in any of the Bears' minicamps or organized team activities. The 2002 first-round draft pick has not played or practiced since he suffered a dislocated kneecap during his rookie season, and he may never make it back. The Bears aren't counting on him this season. But Colombo continues to rehabilitate, working on his own, while his teammates practice.
"The plan really wasn't to have him out here right now," coach Lovie Smith said at the conclusion of the organized team activities. "I've seen him every day; you've seen him out here every day going through drills. "We don't know exactly how long it'll take. I just know he's doing everything he possibly can, and he's a bonus if he's able to give us something this year."
QUOTE TO NOTE
"When you haven't won and you want to get to the playoffs, you normally will do what it takes. We have a group of guys that I think will do what it takes, and we think we know what it takes to get them there and they're doing everything we've asked them to do. We like what's going on around here, we really do." -- Bears coach Lovie Smith.