Veteran guard Montrae Holland returned to practice on Monday, after being out for nearly a month with a nagging back injury--and according to reports, he’s getting reps with the first team, as starting right guard, Kyle Kosier, deals with an injury of his own.
Holland remains the supposed starter at left guard, but in the time he was out, the team has been impressed by rookies David Arkin (a fourth round pick, who started the team’s first preseason game) and Bill Nagy (a seventh round pick who has started the past two preseason games).
Offensive line coach Hudson Houck, as we’ve said ad nauseum, has a reputation for preferring experience over youth, but with Holland out for such a span, this trend will likely be challenged.
For now anyway, Holland is back in a starting role. But whether he’ll stay there, we won’t begin to have an idea until Kosier returns to practice.
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