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Bears Lineman Bradley Sowell Switches Positions for New Season

Sowell caught a touchdown pass last season, the first of his career

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    Bears Lineman Bradley Sowell Switches Positions for New Season
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    Bradley Sowell #79 of the Chicago Bears reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams in the third quarter at Soldier Field on December 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.

    Apparently Chicago Bears offensive lineman Bradley Sowell really enjoys catching passes, because he's switching positions in the upcoming season, the team revealed on Wednesday. 

    Sowell, who caught his first career touchdown pass last season, has officially switched from lineman to tight end on the team's depth chart. According to Pro Football Talk, Sowell will now wear the number 85 on his jersey instead of number 79, and will line up as a tight end on a full-time basis. 

    Sowell had two targets last season as the Bears looked to throw unconventional looks at opponents throughout the year. He caught his first career touchdown pass on Dec. 9 against the Los Angeles Rams at Soldier Field. 

    One other Bears player has also switched positions, as Taquan Mizzell will switch to wide receiver after spending the first two seasons of his NFL career as a running back. He will wear number 11, according to the team. 

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