Long (ankle) was ruled out of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.
Long was initially listed as questionable after being limited in practice this week, but he is not traveling with the team to Tampa Bay. Cody Whitehair is next up on the Bears depth chart and should see the majority of the snaps in Long's absence.
This injury has been lingering for a long time, so it's tough to feel too optimistic about a Sunday return. Nevertheless, he has practiced in a limited fashion during the week. If he is unable to play, expect Cody Whitehair to take his place.
Long (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
The Bears listed Long as questionable heading into the weekend after he turned in limited practices Thursday and Friday, but he apparently didn't demonstrate enough progress in his recovery during those sessions to make the team confident in his ability to suit up in Week 1. With Long on the sideline, the Bears may turn to Cody Whitehair to pick up the start at left guard.
Long (ankle) indicated that he's not progressing as quickly as expected from the injury and appears likely to sit out the season opener against the Falcons, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Unless Long shows significant improvement in the hours leading up to game time, the Bears may have to get by in Week 1 without their top offensive lineman. If that's the case, the likes of Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen could struggle to find openings on the inside, which could amount to slight downgrades in their fantasy upside in the opener.
Long (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons.
Long has been limited in practice the last two days, and while head coach John Fox said this week that he was hopeful that the offensive lineman would be able to play, his status is truly up in the air. Expect Long to be a game-time decision Sunday.
|4||9/28/17||@ GB||8:25 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|12||11/26/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/17||@ DET||4:30 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|