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Kyle Long | Guard | #75

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/5/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 316
College: Oregon
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (20) / CHI
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Bears RG Kyle Long (neck, shoulder and elbow surgeries) expects to be ready for Week 1.
"If it were up to me, I’d be full go right now," Long said Tuesday. "I feel as if I am (ready to go), but there are certain things that are time-sensitive that we have to follow a certain timeline with -— the neck being one of them." Going on 30, Long has been limited to 18 appearances over the past two seasons. Apr 3 - 3:54 PM
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Bears RG Kyle Long is recovering from elbow surgery in addition to his neck and shoulder operations.

Beset by injury the past two years, Long is questionable for the start of training camp. 2018 will be Long's age-30 campaign. We would expect Long to be ready for Week 1, but his recent injury luck means the Bears must have a back-up plan in mind.
Apr 3 - 2:08 PM

Bears RG Kyle Long has confirmed he's undergoing left shoulder surgery in addition to his neck operation.

Long has been dealing with labrum issues for some time. Now 29, Long figures to miss most, if not all, of the Bears' offseason program.
Jan 26 - 1:42 AM

Bears RG Kyle Long (shoulder, I.R.) underwent neck surgery on Tuesday.

Long battled ankle, hand, shoulder, and neck issues in 2017 before finally being sent to I.R. two weeks back. The shoulder issue being a torn labrum is what put him there, but trying to play through that evidently led to neck problems. According to Long, the neck operation was just one of three surgeries he'll undergo in the next couple months. Long's body is breaking down at 29.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 09:07:00 AM

Bears placed RG Kyle Long on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, ending his season.

The Bears have also placed DL Mitch Unrein on injured reserve. Attempting to play through a torn labrum, Long made it only 16 snaps before departing Sunday's loss to the 49ers. 2017 is the second straight season he will finish on I.R. after an ankle injury landed him there last year. Once one of the league's best interior lineman, Long hasn't been the same as he's battled all the injuries over the past two years. Signed through 2021, he turned 29 on Tuesday. Hopefully he will be healthy and refreshed for 2018.
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 04:34:00 PM

The Bears are considering shutting down RG Kyle Long (shoulder) for the season.

Long lasted only 16 snaps before exiting Sunday's Week 13 loss to the 49ers. Long has been playing with a torn labrum in his shoulder. Should Long hit injured reserve, journeyman T/G Tom Compton would take over at right guard.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 04:53:00 PM

Bears LG Kyle Long (ankle) wasn't listed on the final injury report for Week 3 against the Steelers.

Long will make his season debut Sunday versus Pittsburgh after practicing fully on both Thursday and Friday. Tom Compton, who had filling in for Long at left guard, is questionable with a hip injury.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 02:42:00 PM

Bears LG Kyle Long (ankle) remained limited at Wednesday's practice.

He's expected back this week after sitting out the first two games with a lingering ankle issue. Tom Compton has been filling in for Long at left guard.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 06:20:00 PM

Bears LG Kyle Long (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 2.

He was listed as questionable, but didn't make the trip to Tampa. Long got in some limited reps in practice and looks on track to return next week. Tom Compton will continue to start in his absence.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 06:04:00 PM

Bears LG Kyle Long (ankle) is questionable for Week 2.

Long was able to get in limited practices all week and thinks he is getting "closer and closer" to returning. That said, he did not sound particularly confident about getting back on the field this week. Tom Compton got the start at left guard in Week 1.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 11:31:00 AM

Bears LG Kyle Long (ankle) is inactive for Week 1 against the Falcons.

As expected. Long recently admitted his health is "not where I want to be" after dealing with an ankle injury for the last several weeks. Wheaton's inactivity means the Bears' three-receiver set will involve Kevin White, Kendall Wright, and Deonte Thompson. The rest of the Bears' Week 1 inactives are CB Prince Amukamara, DT John Jenkins, WR Tre McBride, RB Taquan Mizzell, and QB Mark Sanchez.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 11:38:00 AM

Bears LG Kyle Long (questionable, ankle) told NFL Network's Stacey Dales he's "not where I want to be."

Translation: he's not going to play in Sunday's opener. Long put in two limited practices this week but obviously didn't respond the way the Bears were hoping he would. Look for Cody Whitehair to draw the start at left guard Sunday against Atlanta. Long's absence is a downgrade for second-year workhorse Jordan Howard.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 08:33:00 AM

Bears LG Kyle Long (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 1 versus Atlanta.

The Chicago Tribune's Rich Campbell "would be surprised" if Long plays. The Bears will kick Cody Whitehair to left guard and start Hroniss Grasu at center. The loss of long hurts Jordan Howard's outlook, but not to the extent that he should be downgraded from a back-end RB1. Atlanta's run defense struggled in 2016.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 01:50:00 PM

Kyle Long (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Long is still recovering from the broken ankle which he suffered last November. GM Ryan Pace said he has no doubt Long will return at his previous Pro-Bowl form at some point, but it at least looks like he will miss Week 1. With Long out, Cody Whitehair will switch to left guard while Hroniss Grasu starts at center.
Thu, Sep 7, 2017 10:41:00 AM

The Chicago Sun-Times' Mark Potash writes the Bears are "more hopeful than expectant" LG Kyle Long (ankle) will play Week 1.

Long's recovery from the broken ankle which ended his 2016 season has been filled with setbacks, but he has managed to get in some practice in recent weeks. That said, the Bears seemed to be preparing for his absence by moving Cody Whitehair to left guard and starting Hroniss Grasu at center in the third preseason game. His practice participation this week will tell the story, but Long is at best questionable for Week 1.
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 01:10:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Mitchell Trubisky
2Chase Daniel
RB1Jordan Howard
2Tarik Cohen
3Benny Cunningham
4Taquan Mizzell
GLB1Jordan Howard
2Tarik Cohen
3RB1Tarik Cohen
2Benny Cunningham
FB1Mike Burton
WR11Allen Robinson
2Josh Bellamy
3Tanner Gentry
4Marlon Brown
WR21Taylor Gabriel
2Kevin White
3Bennie Fowler
4DeMarcus Ayers
WR31Josh Bellamy
TE1Trey Burton
2Dion Sims
3Adam Shaheen
4Daniel Brown
5Ben Braunecker
LT1Charles Leno
2Bradley Sowell
LG1Kyle Long
2Jordan Morgan
3Earl Watford
C1Cody Whitehair
2Hroniss Grasu
3Travis Averill
RG1Eric Kush
2Cameron Lee
3Will Pericak
RT1Bobby Massie
2Brandon Greene
K1Cody Parkey