The ex-Bear factor: J’Marcus Webb facing his old teammates two weeks after Bears cut him

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Vikings coach Leslie Frazier, whose team plays the Bears at Soldier Field on Sunday, said former Bears offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb is adjusting well to his new team. Just how much has he been pumping Webb for inside dope on the Bears?

‘‘I’m not finished. We’ve got more questions for him,’’ Frazier quipped. ‘‘We’re going to be with him all week long. We’ve got some more questions for him. We have to keep asking him more and more as we go along.’’

Webb was signed by the Vikings after he was cut by the Bears following the preseason. He currently is a backup at both tackle positions. His versatility and experience make him a good fallback option in case of an injury to left tackle Matt Kalil and right tackle Phil Loadholt.

‘‘We’re hoping that he’s going to be a solid … backup tackle for us at right or left,’’ Frazier said. ‘‘If we were to have a situation where he had to play, his experience should help him and help us. That’s what we’re counting on. As he gets a better grasp of our system and what we’re asking of our tackles, that he’ll be a solid backup guy who can really fill in and help us if we get into that situation.’’

As for the transition …

‘‘I think it’s been relatively smooth, trying to get acclimated to this environment and finding a place to live and all the things that go with moving,’’ Frazier said. ‘‘I think he’s handled them fairly well. His teammates seem to have accepted him. He’s getting along with them well. He’s picking up our system. Coaches are relating to him well. So so far it’s been pretty smooth.’’

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