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Kyle Long | Guard | #75

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/5/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 316
College: Oregon
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (20) / CHI
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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. Sep 22 - 2:42 PM

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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.
Sep 20 - 6:20 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.
Sep 16 - 6:04 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.
Sep 16 - 11:31 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.
Sep 10 - 11:38 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.
Sep 10 - 8:33 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.
Sep 8 - 1:50 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.
Sep 7 - 10:41 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.
Sep 4 - 1:10 PM

Bears LG Kyle Long (ankle) returned to practice on Monday.

The Chicago Tribune reported early in camp the Bears "made no promises" Long would be ready for Week 1, but his return to practice suggests he will be out there against the Cardinals. Long is coming off ankle and shoulder surgeries.
Aug 21 - 2:50 PM

The Chicago Tribune's Dan Wiederer reports the Bears "have made no promises" LG Kyle Long (ankle) will be cleared for Week 1.

It is a surprise considering Long both avoided the PUP list to start camp and has been able to get in limited work over the last couple weeks. The Bears do appear to be preparing for the possibility Long misses time, however, working C Cody Whitehair at left guard and giving Hroniss Grasu snaps with the first-team at center. Ultimately, Long should be ready for Week 1, but his recovery from ankle surgery has already lasted much longer than anticipated.
Aug 8 - 11:47 AM

Bears LG Kyle Long (ankle) is on the field at the start of training camp.

There was some concern Long would miss the start of camp after suffering from major complications following offseason ankle surgery. He likely will still be limited early, but he should be 100 percent in a couple weeks. Chicago's right guard last year, Long will move to the left side this season.
Jul 27 - 11:35 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Mitchell Trubisky
2Mike Glennon
3Mark Sanchez
RB1Jordan Howard
2Tarik Cohen
3Benny Cunningham
4Taquan Mizzell
GLB1Jordan Howard
2Tarik Cohen
3RB1Tarik Cohen
2Benny Cunningham
FB1Mike Burton
WR11Kendall Wright
2Dontrelle Inman
3Tre McBride
WR21Josh Bellamy
2Tanner Gentry
WR31Markus Wheaton
TE1Dion Sims
2Adam Shaheen
3Daniel Brown
4Ben Braunecker
LT1Charles Leno
2Bradley Sowell
LG1Kyle Long
C1Cody Whitehair
2Hroniss Grasu
RG1Josh Sitton
RT1Bobby Massie
2Tom Compton
K1Connor Barth
2Cairo Santos