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Guard or center? Matt Slauson anxiously awaits Bears' decision

Guard or center? Matt Slauson anxiously awaits Bears' decision

At the conclusion of a chaotic and mentally taxing workday, Bears offensive lineman Matt Slauson found himself trying to process all he'd experienced.

Slauson had begun Sunday's 22-20 victory over the Raiders as the starting left guard yet quickly transitioned into a role as the emergency center.

He knew the Bears needed him there after Will Montgomery fractured his left fibula on the opening drive. Slauson also knew just how uneasy he felt. So he convinced himself to channel a laser focus toward his new responsibilities.

"I was just locked in," Slauson said. "I couldn't overstress, because I would just fall apart."

Yet when he returned home...

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