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Kyle Long | Guard | #75

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/5/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 320
College: Oregon
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (20) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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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. Sep 13 - 9:41 AM

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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.
Sep 11 - 10:17 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.
Sep 11 - 9:02 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.
Sep 5 - 5:20 PM

Bears signed RG Kyle Long to a four-year, $40 million extension.

It contains $30 million guaranteed. The former No. 20 overall pick has been shuttled between positions in Chicago, but has played exceptionally well wherever the Bears put him. He's dealing with a shoulder injury at the moment, but there's been little word on its severity. He could be back Week 1.
Sep 3 - 4:51 PM

The Chicago Tribune reports RG Kyle Long has missed the Bears' last three practices with a "labrum issue" in his shoulder.

One source the Tribune spoke to was "not optimistic about the situation," while another source (presumably Long's agent) "was confident Long would return for Week 1. The Bears already lost starting C Hroniss Grasu to a year-ending ACL tear. Coach John Fox was predictably vague when asked about Long's timetable for return. "It doesn't really matter what I think," Fox said. "There are medical people involved and when he's cleared, he'll play."
Aug 24 - 10:19 AM

Bears RG Kyle Long (calf) returned to practice Wednesday.

Long only missed about a week of action after suffering a calf strain last week. The 2013 first-rounder is moving back to guard after playing right tackle last season. Free-agent pickup Bobby Massie is the new right tackle.
Aug 3 - 12:53 PM

Bears GM Ryan Pace said the outlook is "positive" for RG Kyle Long (calf).

Long strained his calf on Thursday. "You know how he is, you’ve got to hold him back a little bit," Pace said, "but it’s positive on Kyle." The talented right guard is expected to return to practice in the next couple weeks. His status for Week 1 does not appear to be in any doubt.
Source: ESPN
Jul 30 - 2:08 PM

Bears RG Kyle Long suffered a strained calf in Thursday's practice, and is week to week.

Per'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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Jay Cutler
2Brian Hoyer
3Matt Barkley
RB1Jeremy Langford
2Jordan Howard
3Joique Bell
GLB1Jeremy Langford
2Jordan Howard
3RB1Jeremy Langford
2Ka'Deem Carey
FB1Paul Lasike
WR11Alshon Jeffery
2Eddie Royal
3Cameron Meredith
WR21Kevin White
2Josh Bellamy
3Deonte Thompson
WR31Eddie Royal
TE1Zach Miller
2Logan Paulsen
LT1Charles Leno
2Mike Adams
LG1Josh Sitton
2Ted Larsen
C1Cody Whitehair
2Eric Kush
RG1Kyle Long
2Nick Becton
RT1Bobby Massie
K1Connor Barth