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Kyle Long | Tackle | #75

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/5/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 328
College: Oregon
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (20) / CHI
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Bears RG Kyle Long suffered a strained calf in Thursday's practice, and is week to week.
Per NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the injury "doesn't seem severe," but that Long is "expected to miss some time." It will only be a concern if the injury lingers to around the third preseason game. Jul 28 - 2:50 PM

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Bears GM Ryan Pace did not rule out moving Kyle Long to left tackle.

Long has said the team will have to "literally fight" if they attempt to move him from right guard again. Chicago needs an upgrade on Charles Leno at left tackle, however, and they are unlikely to find it on Day 3 of the draft. Long is a better player at guard, but he may be more valuable at tackle.
Apr 30 - 10:38 AM

Bears exercised RG Kyle Long's fifth-year option for 2017.

A three-time Pro Bowler, Long's fifth-year option will pay him $8.821 million. Long is now signed for the next two seasons at a below-market $10.36 million after zero-time Pro Bowler Kelechi Osemele landed a five-year, $58.5 million deal from the Raiders in free agency. Exercising the option was an easy choice for the Bears, who beefed up their line by signing Bobby Massie, Manny Ramirez and Ted Larsen during the offseason. Long will return to right guard this year after playing out of position at right tackle in 2015.
Apr 15 - 3:08 PM

Kyle Long said the Bears will have to "literally fight" him if they plan to move him from right guard.

The signing of RT Bobby Massie freed up Long to move back inside, but there was some thought he could switch to left tackle after Chicago added OGs Ted Larsen and Manny Ramirez. Those guys are better suited as depth pieces, however, and Long is not interested in moving. Chicago should look for an upgrade on LT Charles Leno in the draft.
Apr 9 - 11:50 AM

The Chicago Sun-Times' Adam Jahns reports the Bears plan to move Kyle Long back to guard.

Newly-signed Bobby Massie has exclusively played right tackle, and Long struggled at the position last season. It is possible Chicago asks him to make the switch to the blindside, but a return to his more natural right guard spot makes more sense. The Bears probably would like to find an upgrade for Charles Leno at left tackle.
Mar 9 - 5:12 PM

Bears coach John Fox said he is not worried by RT Kyle Long's struggles in pass protection.

"I don’t think he’s had any more or less problems than maybe other positions," Fox said. "I think he’s been a steady performer. I don’t think he’s been a performer that’s been real inconsistent or more inconsistent. I think like everybody, the newer you are at something there is more to learn, more to be accountable for." Long has been uneven in his first season at right tackle, but he has the skill set to develop into a quality starter. He might already be one if Fox had not played ridiculous games with his position during the offseason and training camp. Long should come back strong next season.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 12:22:00 PM

Kyle Long started at right tackle for the Bears Week 1.

The long-awaited switch from right guard has finally happened. Long struggled in his debut at tackle, but he did not play the position at all in the preseason and saw his first practice snaps there this week in practice. He should develop into a quality right tackle. Vladimir Ducasse replaced Long at right guard.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 09:26:00 PM

The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs expects Kyle Long to open the season as the Bears' right tackle.

A switch outside has been rumored all offseason, but Long did not spend any time at right tackle during training camp. After cutting Jordan Mills, however, kicking Long outside and slotting Vladimir Ducasse at right guard feels like Chicago's best move. Coach John Fox has been predictably quiet on the topic.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 12:51:00 PM

WGN Radio's Adam Hoge reports Kyle Long is a "legitimate option at right tackle" for the Bears.

"He’s had plenty of practice at both guard and tackle," coach John Fox said. There was speculation Long would kick outside all summer, but that speculation seemed to die after Long spent most of training camp at right guard. With Jordan Mills and Charles Leno struggling at tackle, perhaps moving Long to tackle and slotting Vladimir Ducasse in at right guard is the Bears' best move. Long has been a Pro Bowler at right guard each of his first two years in the league.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 08:01:00 AM

Kyle Long opened Bears training camp at his customary right guard position.

There was spring speculation that Long might kick outside. The Bears consider Long the strength of their offensive line, however, and don't want to fix something that ain't broke. From left to right, the Bears' front five projects as LT Jermon Bushrod, LG Matt Slauson, C Will Montgomery/Hroniss Grasu, RG Long, and RT Jordan Mills. It can be an above-average line if the players stay healthy.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 09:12:00 PM

The Bears are giving Kyle Long reps at right tackle during OTAs.

Coach John Fox wouldn't commit to a permanent switch, but there has long been speculation in Chicago that Long's future was at tackle. Fox said the Bears envision Long as a player capable of playing any position on the line.
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 10:10:00 PM

OL Kyle Long is still listed as a guard on the Bears' official roster.

There's been talk of shifting Long to right tackle, but the Bears aren't offering any official clues yet. The No. 20 overall pick of the 2013 draft, Long was one of the league's best guards last season.
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 03:56:00 PM

The Bears are considering moving RG Kyle Long to tackle.

Jordan Mills was a turnstile at right tackle last season, allowing six sacks and 31 hurries in 839 snaps. Long has excelled at right guard through his first two years in the league, but he would be more valuable to the team at right tackle. Free agent C Stefen Wisniewski is reportedly on the Bears radar, and could be a good stop-gap option at right guard if Long is moved.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Mar 28, 2015 10:23:00 AM

Bears declared RG Kyle Long (hip) inactive for Sunday's Week 16 game against the Lions.

Long's absence is a major concern for a team starting Jimmy Clausen at quarterback and facing Ndamukong Suh. Michael Ola will start at right guard and Ryan Groy at left guard. The rest of the Bears inactives: DT Will Sutton, K Robbie Gould, S Chris Conte, QB David Fales.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 11:38:00 AM

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.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 01:51:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jay Cutler
2Brian Hoyer
3B.J. Daniels
4David Fales
5Connor Shaw
RB1Jeremy Langford
2Jordan Howard
3Ka'Deem Carey
4Jacquizz Rodgers
5Senorise Perry
GLB1Jeremy Langford
2Jordan Howard
3RB1Jeremy Langford
2Ka'Deem Carey
FB1Paul Lasike
2Joe Sommers
WR11Alshon Jeffery
2Eddie Royal
3Marc Mariani
4Daniel Braverman
5Deonte Thompson
WR21Kevin White
2Josh Bellamy
3Cameron Meredith
4Marquess Wilson
5Kieran Duncan
WR31Eddie Royal
TE1Zach Miller
2Rob Housler
3Khari Lee
4Tony Moeaki
5Ben Braunecker
LT1Charles Leno
2Jason Weaver
3Martin Wallace
4John Kling
LG1Cody Whitehair
2Ted Larsen
3Adrian Bellard
C1Hroniss Grasu
2Cornelius Edison
RG1Kyle Long
2Nick Becton
3Donovan Williams
RT1Bobby Massie
2Nate Chandler
3Adrian Bellard
K1Robbie Gould