Matt Feiler, who started 15 games at right tackle in 2019, has been moved to left guard, taking over the spot held by Ramon Foster who retired this offseason. Feiler started one game at guard in 2019, a Week 11 matchup against the Rams when the team needed someone to anchor the spot when Foster was out injured and help deal with all-everything Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald. Feiler didn’t realize it would be the start of a new position for him.

That isn’t the only spot where the line will have a new look. With Feiler moving from right tackle to left guard, there is a two-man battle for that spot, with Zach Banner and Chuks Okorafor competing during camp.

“We virtually met all spring and I was harping on all of those guys about coming in in great shape,” said Offensive Line Coach Shaun Sarrett. “Those two guys came in in the best shape since I have been here. They know what they are practicing for every day. They are practicing for a job and competing every rep, every drill, every walkthrough. That is meaningful for those guys.

“If we continue to get that same effort, we will make the decision game week. The evaluation has to be fast, but I am not in a hurry about it. It can be a deal where I am going to let them compete, even in the week of practice. I am not going to make that decision right now or be forced into it. They are out there competing every day. They are flopping positions. They are playing big tight end. They are playing the regular tackle spot. It’s something I know I still have time with it. We don’t play until next month so there is no reason to rush that situation. Just let them continue to compete at a high level at practice and step back and let it work out.”

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