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Kyle Long | Guard

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/5/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 313
College: Oregon
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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. Sep 1 - 8:01 AM

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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.
Jul 29 - 9:12 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.
Jun 10 - 10:10 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.
Apr 28 - 3:56 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
Mar 28 - 10:23 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

Bears RG Kyle Long will be sidelined at the beginning of training camp with a viral infection.

He'll be reevaluated next week. Long started all 16 games as a rookie last season and went to the Pro Bowl. He and RT Jordan Mills are both entering their sophomore campaigns and solidified an offensive line that had been a major problem area for years in Chicago. Long's arrow is pointing straight up.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 03:19:00 PM

Bears RG Kyle Long gave up just two sacks on his 1,070 snaps as a rookie.

Long did allow nine quarterback hits and 21 hurries, so it wasn't all peaches and cream. But he was certainly effective as a 16-game starter, paving the way for the Bears to average 6.27 yards per carry when running right, getting penalized just three times and earning a trip to the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement for Mike Iupati. Thought of as a reach at 20th overall on draft day, Long turned out to be fine value.
Mon, Feb 3, 2014 09:36:00 AM

Bears rookie RG Kyle Long has the highest Pro Football Focus grade of all NFL offensive linemen at this point in the preseason.

Long played well in Chicago's exhibition opener and legitimately dominated in Thursday night's preseason game against San Diego, earning a +5.7 grade from PFF, which is an outstanding mark in only 33 snaps worth of action. Rookie RT Jordan Mills also held his own versus the Chargers, possibly giving the Bears some hope on their offensive line. It's been a rag-tag/mash unit for years.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 01:40:00 PM

According to ESPN Chicago, first-round OL Kyle Long "certainly held his own" in the Bears' first padded practice Sunday.

Long has just 11 games of starting experience above the community-college level, but has impressed teammates with his physicality. "He has it physically, it will just be getting it mentally and getting into his playbook," LT Jermon Bushrod said. "He’s a very strong kid," were the words of DT Nate Collins. Long will be given every opportunity to win the Bears' right guard job.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 11:54:00 AM

The Bears believe Kyle Long has more potential at guard rather than tackle.

Long is athletic enough to play tackle, but he has relatively short arms (33 3/8"). The Bears drafted him to play right guard, which is where he'll compete with James Brown as part of an overhauled offensive line. Long may push to play tackle at some point in part so he can maximize his earning potential.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 10:12:00 AM

Bears signed No. 20 overall pick OL Kyle Long to a four-year contract.

The Bears' selection of Long was initially classified as a reach, but it has since been reported that both the Colts and Packers were eyeing the highly athletic lineman at the bottom of round one. Long is expected to line up at right guard as a rookie, but he can also play left guard and right tackle.
Sat, May 18, 2013 09:32:00 AM

The Chicago Tribune expects first-round OL Kyle Long to begin training camp at right guard.

That's where Long spent the majority of rookie minicamp before dabbling at right tackle on Sunday. According to reporter Brad Biggs, the Bears "like the idea of playing (Long) on the right side" when looking ahead to divisional matchups, particularly Ndamukong Suh and the Lions. We won't get a true sense of where Long is going to play before training camp.
Mon, May 13, 2013 09:43:00 AM

Bears first-round pick Kyle Long worked at right guard during rookie minicamp.

Bears GM Phil Emery had penciled in Long at left guard initially, but the coaches are trying him at multiple positions. He's going to start as a rookie, though the specific spot is unclear. Keep in mind this is a rookie camp, not a full-squad workout. We'll develop a better read on Long's position in training camp.
Fri, May 10, 2013 04:35:00 PM

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