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Kyle Long | Guard | #75

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/5/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 320
College: Oregon
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (20) / CHI
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The Bears will switch Kyle Long (ankle) to left guard.
Josh Sitton will move to the right, where he played with the Packers. The move will mean Long has now played three positions along the line in just five seasons. Long could begin camp on the active/PUP list following complications from his November ankle operation, but he is on track for Week 1. Jul 17 - 9:57 AM

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The Chicago Tribune's Dan Wiederer expects RG Kyle Long (ankle) to open training camp on active/PUP.

Coach John Fox said Long did "explosive" work last week but remains "touch and go" to be ready for the start of camp next month. Long had major complications with ankle surgery and lost a ton of weight over the winter. He's back up to 310 pounds now and remains on track for the Week 1 opener.
Jun 14 - 10:26 AM

Bears RG Kyle Long (ankle surgery) is back to up 310 pounds after dropping as low as 265 in February.

Long has endured major complications from his November ankle operation, and is still only running on an underwater treadmill. Per Long, he is "re-learning movement patterns and range of motion." Although the weight gain is encouraging, Long seems poised to miss the entire offseason program, and will likely be babied along through camp.
May 1 - 1:46 PM

Bears RG Kyle Long will no longer undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder due to complications from November ankle surgery.

According to Kyle's father, FOX analyst Howie Long, Kyle has "struggled with medication" following his ankle operation and has lost 40 pounds. Losing some weight was by design to make the recovery faster, but 40 pounds is a ton of muscle mass. The ankle surgery was considered "minor" at first, but the rehab will now be an "extended process." Long could miss most of the offseason.
Mar 1 - 9:44 AM

Bears RG Kyle Long (injured reserve) will undergo surgery on both his shoulder and ankle.

The ankle surgery is considered "minor." The shoulder operation will repair a torn labrum. That can be a tedious recovery, but Long should be ready for training camp next summer, and definitely Week 1. 15 days shy of his 28th birthday, Long is signed through 2021.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 12:38:00 PM

Bears RG Kyle Long (ankle) is done for the season.

Just when things looked like they might be getting slightly better for the Bears following their Week 9 upset of the Vikings, they have endured a worst-case scenario last day and a half. Jay Cutler was atrocious against the Bucs, the Bears lost their best offensive lineman for the year, and Alshon Jeffery is suspended for the next month. The Bears have Long under contract through 2021.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 04:45:00 PM

The Chicago Tribune's Dan Wiederer reports the Bears expect to be without RG Kyle Long (ankle) "for an extended period."

Long's injury certainly looked serious as he was being carted off the field. Long has battled through several injuries this season, but it is possible this one finally sends him to injured reserve. Ted Larsen stepped in at right guard after Long left.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 09:24:00 AM

Bears RG Kyle Long left Sunday's Week 10 game against the Buccaneers with a right ankle injury and will not return.

Long was carted off in the second quarter. It looked like he had his ankle rolled on by teammate Paul Lasike. With Long out and Bobby Massie in the concussion protocol, the Bears' offensive line is in rough shape. Ted Larsen is in at right guard.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 02:15:00 PM

Bears RG Kyle Long (triceps) returned to practice Monday.

LG Josh Sitton (ankle) also returned. A practice this early in the week suggests both players will be ready to face the Bucs. Considering how well the Bears ran the ball without their two Pro Bowl guards before the bye, Jordan Howard should find a lot of success this week with both back healthy.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 09:33:00 AM

Bears RG Kyle Long (triceps) is doubtful for Monday night against the Vikings.

The Bears could get Josh Sitton (ankle, questionable) back, but they will be without Long. It is a massive blow in an extremely tough matchup.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 01:56:00 PM

Bears RG Kyle Long left Thursday's Week 7 game against the Packers with an arm injury and is questionable to return.

He exited in the second quarter. Long has been playing through a torn labrum in his shoulder, but this injury appears to be separate from that. Ted Larsen has entered the game at right guard.
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 09:53:00 PM

Bears RG Kyle Long confirmed he will be able to play through his shoulder injury.

"I can play football," he said. Long started and played well Week 1 against the Texans, and he and Josh Sitton should form a stellar guard group if he is able to stay on the field. The Bears still have serious questions at tackle, but the interior group is solid.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 09:41:00 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Bears RG Kyle Long will play this season with a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

We knew Long was dealing with a "labrum issue," but this both confirms it is torn and Long will play through the injury all season. It is not uncommon for linemen to play through shoulder injuries, but it is possible both his strength and effectiveness is compromised. Still, an injured Kyle Long is better than anything else the Bears could trot out there at right guard.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 10:17:00 AM

Bears RG Kyle Long (shoulder, questionable) is expected to play Week 1 against the Texans.

Long was limited at practice all week but he was never in danger of missing Week 1. Aside from concerns at center, the Bears should have a strong interior this year with Long and ex-Packer Josh Sitton manning the two guard positions.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 09:02:00 AM

Bears RG Kyle Long (shoulder) returned to practice Monday.

It puts Long on track to play Week 1. Long signed a four-year, $40 million extension on Saturday, confirming the Bears were never worried about his health. When everyone gets up to speed, Chicago's starting line will be as follows: LT Charles Leno, LG Josh Sitton, C Cody Whitehair, RG Long, and RT Bobby Massie.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 05:20:00 PM

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3Mark Sanchez
4Connor Shaw
RB1Jordan Howard
2Jeremy Langford
3Benny Cunningham
4Tarik Cohen
5Ka'Deem Carey
GLB1Jordan Howard
2Jeremy Langford
3RB1Jordan Howard
2Jeremy Langford
FB1Mike Burton
2Freddie Stevenson
WR11Cameron Meredith
2Markus Wheaton
3Deonte Thompson
4Josh Bellamy
5Daniel Braverman
WR21Kevin White
2Kendall Wright
3Victor Cruz
4Rueben Randle
5Tanner Gentry
WR31Markus Wheaton
TE1Zach Miller
2Dion Sims
3Adam Shaheen
4Daniel Brown
5Ben Braunecker
LT1Charles Leno
2Bradley Sowell
3William Poehls
LG1Josh Sitton
2Eric Kush
3Jordan Morgan
C1Cody Whitehair
2Hroniss Grasu
3Taylor Boggs
RG1Kyle Long
2Cyril Richardson
RT1Bobby Massie
2Tom Compton
3Dieugot Joseph
4Mitchell Kirsch
K1Connor Barth
2Andy Phillips