Long agreed to a restructured contract with the Bears on Friday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Long was set to have a salary cap hit of $8.5 million in 2019, so the restructure secures his standing on Chicago's roster despite him missing 22 games over the last three seasons. The 30-year-old spent eight games on injured reserve with a foot injury in 2018 but was able to return for the regular season finale and playoffs. Long serves as an enormous locker room presence for the Bears.
Long (foot) was activated from injured reserve Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
It's unclear if Long will start Sunday against the Vikings, but it seems likely the guard will at least see some playing time as the Bears prepare for a potential playoff run. Long has been on injured reserve since suffering a foot injury in Week 8, but he figures to provide an immediate boost to the Bears' offensive line during a critical time of the season.
Long (foot) was designated to return from injured reserve Friday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Long landed on injured reserve after suffering the foot injury Week 8 against the Jets. The 30-year-old now has a 21-day window in which he can practice before the Bears must decide whether to activate him to the 53-man roster or allow him to remain on injured reserve. The earliest Long can appear in a game is Week 17 against the Vikings, as he must be on injured reserve for at least eight games. The veteran lineman could provide a major boost to the Bears' offensive line for the playoffs if able to return.
Coach Matt Nagy will not rule out Long (foot) as a candidate to return from injured reserve this season, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.
Long was able to ditch his walking boot Thursday, and appears to be progressing well in his recovery from a foot injury sustained Oct. 30. The 30-year-old would be eligible to return for Chicago's divisional tilt against the Vikings in Week 17 if he's able to get fully healthy.
The Bears placed Long (foot) on injured reserve Saturday.
Long was given a 6-to-8 week timetable for the foot injury he suffered last week against the Jets, so the move isn't overly surprising. The 29-year-old could theoretically be designated to return for the Week 17 game against the Vikings, but for now his season appears to be over. Bryan Witzmann is likely to take over starting duties at right guard for the Bears.
Long (foot) is expected to be out 6-to-8 weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Long suffered a foot injury in Sunday's 24-10 win over the Jets and was seen in a walking boot on Tuesday. The timetable for his return is still up in the air as he and the Bears continue to gather more, but it's clear he'll be sidelined for an extended period of time. Bryan Witzmann is expected to draw starting duties in his absence.
Long was seen with a boot on his injured right foot Tuesday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Long originally suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of the Bears' Week 8 win Sunday and didn't return. Head coach Matt Nagy should provide an update on the health of Long on Wednesday, but the fact that he's in a walking boot is cause for serious concern. If Long is unable to play, Bryan Witzmann could draw the start in his absence at right guard.
Long suffered a foot injury during Chicago's 24-10 win over the Jets on Sunday.
Long was helped off the field after suffering the foot injury and was unable to put any weight on his right leg, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM Chicago reports. The starting right guard should be considered questionable for Chicago's matchup against the Bills in Week 9 until further information about his injury is disclosed.
Long (ankle) returned to practice and is expected to suit up against the Seahawks on Monday, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Long was able to suit up for Chicago's season opener despite undergoing three separate offseason operations on his neck, shoulder and elbow. The 29-year-old seems likely to play again in Week 2, and should slot in as the Bears' starting right guard.
Long (shoulder) will be ready for the start of training camp, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports.
Long underwent three separate operations this offseason on his neck, shoulder and elbow, but he has done well with his rehab and appears ready to go as the team returns to the field for the start of training camp. After playing all but one game in his first three seasons, Long has seen the field in just 18 games between the last two campaigns. Assuming he can stay healthy, Long should slot in as the team's starting right guard again in 2018.
Head coach Matt Nagy indicated Thursday that he anticipates Long (shoulder) being "good to go" by the time training camp rolls around, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Long participated in some individual drills early during OTAs in May after undergoing three offseason surgeries to repair various issues. It appears his recovery is going well and, if he's ready to go by camp as expected, he should resume his duties as the team's starting right guard entering 2018.
Long (shoulder, neck, elbow) has been participating in individual drills during OTA practices, Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Long's progression from a trio of offseason surgeries appears to be encouraging given that he's on the field in any capacity this spring. As long as he avoids any setbacks, Long should be fully ready to go well before the start of the regular season. The team hopes he'll be ready to partake in team drills in the coming weeks.
Long underwent surgeries on his neck, shoulder and elbow this offseason but is feeling great, Dan Wiederer of The Chicago Tribune reports. "If it were up to me, I'd be full go right now," Long said of the injuries Tuesday. "I feel as if I am. But there are certain things that are time-sensitive that we have to follow a certain timeline with -- the neck being one of them. It's not something you want to take lightly. We're going to take all the time we need, but there will be no limitations once the season rolls around."
Long has missed 14 games over the past two seasons, ending the year on injured reserve both times. He'll now shift his focus to getting ready for the regular season, in hopes that he'll be rumbling around the field once again. Look for more updates on his status to come once training camp opens up, as there is no set timetable for his return yet.
Long, who underwent season-ending surgery on his neck Dec. 19, said this week during an interview with the "Carmen and Jurko" show on WMVP-AM 1000 that he would also undergo offseason surgery to address a torn labrum in his left shoulder, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports. "There's going to be some work done with [the labrum] for sure," Long said.
Long first tore the labrum in the 2016 preseason but went on to play eight games during that regular season and 10 contests in 2017 before being shut down on account of the more pressing neck issue. While the Bears monitor Long's recovery from at least two procedures, it's unlikely that he'll take part in the team's offseason program, though there's more optimism regarding his availability for training camp.
Long (hand/shoulder) underwent neck surgery Tuesday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Though hand and shoulder issues resulted in Long landing on injured reserve earlier this month, it looks like recovering from the neck procedure will be the lineman's top priority heading into the 2018 campaign. Even so, Long still could require surgery to address the torn tendon and ligaments in his left hand and the torn labrum in his left shoulder, with the latter injury being something he had played through since August of 2016. It's expected that Long will be ready to go for the start of training camp next summer, but the three-time Pro Bowler's litany of health issues the past couple of seasons may make it difficult for the Bears to rely on him playing all 16 games in 2018.
Long (hand/shoulder) underwent neck surgery Tuesday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
There aren't many healthy parts left for Long, who nursed shoulder and ankle injuries all season before suffering hand and neck injuries. It'll be a long road to recovery, but at this time, it doesn't appear he'll miss 2018 training camp.
Coach John Fox said Wednesday that Long was placed on injured reserve for a hand injury in addition to his previously injured shoulder.
Per the report, Long had been nursing the hand injury for a while, and the compiling injuries were just becoming too much to play through. It's not yet clear how serious the hand injury is, but Long should be fine for the start of training camp.
Long (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
Long suffered a shoulder injury in Sunday's loss to the 49ers, but the details of the ailment are still unknown. The veteran lineman dealt with ankle and finger injuries throughout the season, and it appears the addition of the shoulder injury was too much for Long to play through. He played in 62.7 percent of the Bears' snaps this season but now will leave Cody Whitehair to take over as starting right guard for the remainder of the season.
Long sustained a left shoulder injury in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.
There was talk in mid-November of the Bears shutting down Long for the season as he has dealt with a multitude of injures, and his early departure Sunday may lead Chicago to revisit that idea. There has been no indication from the team on the severity of the injury at this point beyond him being designated questionable to return to Sunday's game.
Long (ankle) is active for Sunday's tilt against the Eagles, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Long was added to the injury report on Thursday, as he was limited in practice due to his ankle injury. He's faced multiple injuries throughout the season but will continue to fight through them this week. Long played in all of Chicago's offensive snaps last week and will look to do the same this week.
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