Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery spoke to the media today while attending the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana.
They were asked questions about defensive tackle Henry Melton, Julius Peppers and confirmed something that few Bears fans were curious about. What will they do with defensive end Shea McClellin?
Today, coach Trestman confirmed on ChicagoBears.com that the young defensive player will be converting from an end to a linebacker.
“I think Shea is really excited about it; just the opportunity to get off the ball, to be able to run and do some things. And that doesn’t mean Shea won’t be a pass rusher. But his skill set i speed. I’m really excited to see how this evolves with him. And most importantly, he’s excited about it.” Trestman via ChicagoBears.com
In his first two years with the Bears, McClellin has recorded 44 tackles and six and a half sacks.
“[McClellin] is going to have to compete for his job. He’s going to have to win that job. He could win that job at Sam. He could win that job at Mike.” Emery on McClellin via ChicagoBears.com
I really hope that this position change works out for Shea McClellin and the Chicago Bears defense.