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Kyle Long | Guard

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/5/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 313
College: Oregon
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Bears RG Kyle Long (infection) has been cleared to participate in training camp.
Long sat out the first week with a viral infection. He'll slide back in with the ones between C Roberto Garza and RT Jordan Mills. LT Jermon Bushrod and LG Matt Slauson form the left side of a strong Chicago offensive line. Jul 30 - 1:51 PM

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Bears RG Kyle Long will be sidelined at the beginning of training camp with a viral infection.

He'll be reevaluated next week. Long started all 16 games as a rookie last season and went to the Pro Bowl. He and RT Jordan Mills are both entering their sophomore campaigns and solidified an offensive line that had been a major problem area for years in Chicago. Long's arrow is pointing straight up.
Jul 23 - 3:19 PM

Bears RG Kyle Long gave up just two sacks on his 1,070 snaps as a rookie.

Long did allow nine quarterback hits and 21 hurries, so it wasn't all peaches and cream. But he was certainly effective as a 16-game starter, paving the way for the Bears to average 6.27 yards per carry when running right, getting penalized just three times and earning a trip to the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement for Mike Iupati. Thought of as a reach at 20th overall on draft day, Long turned out to be fine value.
Feb 3 - 9:36 AM

Bears rookie RG Kyle Long has the highest Pro Football Focus grade of all NFL offensive linemen at this point in the preseason.

Long played well in Chicago's exhibition opener and legitimately dominated in Thursday night's preseason game against San Diego, earning a +5.7 grade from PFF, which is an outstanding mark in only 33 snaps worth of action. Rookie RT Jordan Mills also held his own versus the Chargers, possibly giving the Bears some hope on their offensive line. It's been a rag-tag/mash unit for years.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 01:40:00 PM

According to ESPN Chicago, first-round OL Kyle Long "certainly held his own" in the Bears' first padded practice Sunday.

Long has just 11 games of starting experience above the community-college level, but has impressed teammates with his physicality. "He has it physically, it will just be getting it mentally and getting into his playbook," LT Jermon Bushrod said. "He’s a very strong kid," were the words of DT Nate Collins. Long will be given every opportunity to win the Bears' right guard job.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 11:54:00 AM

The Bears believe Kyle Long has more potential at guard rather than tackle.

Long is athletic enough to play tackle, but he has relatively short arms (33 3/8"). The Bears drafted him to play right guard, which is where he'll compete with James Brown as part of an overhauled offensive line. Long may push to play tackle at some point in part so he can maximize his earning potential.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 10:12:00 AM

Bears signed No. 20 overall pick OL Kyle Long to a four-year contract.

The Bears' selection of Long was initially classified as a reach, but it has since been reported that both the Colts and Packers were eyeing the highly athletic lineman at the bottom of round one. Long is expected to line up at right guard as a rookie, but he can also play left guard and right tackle.
Sat, May 18, 2013 09:32:00 AM

The Chicago Tribune expects first-round OL Kyle Long to begin training camp at right guard.

That's where Long spent the majority of rookie minicamp before dabbling at right tackle on Sunday. According to reporter Brad Biggs, the Bears "like the idea of playing (Long) on the right side" when looking ahead to divisional matchups, particularly Ndamukong Suh and the Lions. We won't get a true sense of where Long is going to play before training camp.
Mon, May 13, 2013 09:43:00 AM

Bears first-round pick Kyle Long worked at right guard during rookie minicamp.

Bears GM Phil Emery had penciled in Long at left guard initially, but the coaches are trying him at multiple positions. He's going to start as a rookie, though the specific spot is unclear. Keep in mind this is a rookie camp, not a full-squad workout. We'll develop a better read on Long's position in training camp.
Fri, May 10, 2013 04:35:00 PM

NFL.com's Gil Brandt was told by "several people" the Colts at No. 24 and Packers at No. 26 planned to draft Bears first-round pick Kyle Long had he lasted beyond the 20th overall pick.

The Long pick has been characterized as a reach in some circles because Long was not widely projected as a first-rounder in internet mock drafts, which have ridiculously become the measuring stick for where players are "supposed" to go. We saw this same theme last year with Seattle's Bruce Irvin pick. Brandt's information suggests the Bears very much took Long where he deserved to go.
Mon, May 6, 2013 03:40:00 PM

Of all offensive linemen tested at the Combine, Bears first-round pick Kyle Long had the biggest hands (11") and least body fat (15.8 percent).

For comparison's sake, Jonathan Cooper had 21.5 percent body fat per "Bod Pod" results, while Chance Warmack's body fat percentage was 21.4. D.J. Fluker has 24.8 percent body fat. Bears GM Phil Emery skewed toward measurables instead of production throughout his draft. Only time can tell whether it will pay off.
Sun, May 5, 2013 12:30:00 PM

Bears GM Phil Emery says No. 20 overall pick Kyle Long will begin his career at left guard.

Long played both left tackle and left guard at Oregon. He's penciled in as a starter with Gabe Carimi and Matt Slauson competing at right guard. Despite limited experience -- only 11 D-I starts -- Emery expects Howie's son to contribute "immediately." The Bears have added Long, Slauson, and LT Jermon Bushrod this offseason, and their offensive line is still riddled with question marks.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 01:20:00 AM

Bears GM Phil Emery is "not concerned" about first-round pick OL Kyle Long's history of off-the-field issues.

"All of us have fallen down in life at one point or another and the important thing is — do we get up and try to move forward and make ourselves better and not only make ourselves better but those around us better," Emery asked rhetorically. "And that’s what this young man has done. This was a team leader at Oregon." Long admitted to "chemical dependency" earlier in his college career, but has since gotten clean. Long's inexperience on the field — he played just one year of big-time college football — is a bigger concern than his past transgressions.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 09:37:00 AM

Bears selected Oregon OL Kyle Long with the No. 20 overall pick.

Long (6-foot-6 1/8, 313) is the son of Howie and brother of Chris. Kyle only started 11 games for the Ducks after playing baseball at Florida State and spending the 2010 and 2011 seasons at Saddleback Community College as a defensive and offensive lineman. Ideally suited to left guard, Long has relatively short arms (33 3/8") but is arguably the second most athletic interior offensive linemen in this draft, behind Jonathan Cooper. Long ran 4.94 at the Combine with a 1.68 ten-yard split and 28-inch vertical. Many suggested Long would be a second-round pick due to his inexperience at the position, but offensive lineman are in high demand during the first-round. Due to his natural athleticism and aggression, Long fits a variety of spots along the line.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 10:29:00 PM

An NFL "scouting boss" tells SI's Peter King Oregon G/T Kyle Long will be a first-round pick.

Long has admitted to "chemical dependency" earlier in his college career, and is a former baseball player with just one year of experience playing big-time college football. He's also already 23 years old. Long has the measurables (6-foot-6, 313 pounds, 4.94 40) and pedigree (son of Howie, brother of Chris) to go in the first round, however. Long is still a better bet to go in round two, but could sneak onto the board at the end of day one.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 09:56:00 AM

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