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January 6, 2020 02:28 PM
Kyle Long: Announces surprise retirement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Long (hip) announced Sunday via a post on his personal Twitter account that he plans to retire from professional football.

Citing "getting my body right" as his main priority, Long will step away from the NFL after seven seasons with the Bears, who selected him in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-6, 332-pound Long missed just one game in his first three seasons in the league and earned Pro-Bowl nods in each of those years. Injuries had taken a toll on Long in recent years, however, as he appeared in just 30 games between 2016 and 2019. Long's 2019 campaign ended in mid-October, when the Bears placed him on injured reserve after he hurt his hip in practice a couple weeks earlier.

October 14, 2019 02:24 PM
Bears' Kyle Long: Hits injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bears placed Long (hip) on injured reserve Monday.

Long spent much of the season playing through a hip injury. The severity of his hip issue will now cause Long to miss the remainder of 2019, per Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times. The Bears will role with Ted Larsen (knee) as the starter at right guard going forward.

October 13, 2019 12:40 PM
Bears' Kyle Long: Injured reserve candidate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bears are expected to place Long (hip) on injured reserve prior to their next game Oct. 20 versus the Saints, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The Bears are on their bye this week, allowing the team some extra time to assess Long's condition before rendering a verdict on his status. Long has battled a hip injury for most of the season, and the team apparently isn't confident in his ability to play through the issue any longer. If Long does get placed on IR, he'll likely miss the reminder of the season.

October 4, 2019 02:24 PM
Bears' Kyle Long: Avoids injury designation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Long (hip) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Raiders in London.

Long was unable to play against the Vikings last week due to the hip issue, but he's good to go for the London matchup after logging a full practice Friday. The 30-year-old should return to his starting post at right guard.

September 29, 2019 05:48 PM
Bears' Kyle Long: Officially out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Long (hip) is inactive for Sunday's divisional test against the Vikings.

Long suffered the injury during practice this week and came into the clash a true game-time decision. Now that Long is officially sidelined, look for Ted Larsen to draw the start at right guard.

September 27, 2019 07:36 PM
Bears' Kyle Long: Game-time decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Long (hip) suffered a setback at practice this week and is considered a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports.

After logging a full practice Wednesday, Long has been a non-participant the last two days. It should be noted he was considered questionable heading into the Bears' previous game and ended up playing. Ted Larsen would presumably be in line to fill in at right guard should he end up sidelined.

September 23, 2019 07:00 PM
Bears' Kyle Long: Ready to roll
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Long (hip) is officially active and will play in Monday's game against Washington.

Long was only able to log limited participation throughout the week, so it's positive news for he and the team that he was able to shake off the injury. Given his addition into the lineup, expect Long to slot into his usual role as the team's starting right guard.

September 21, 2019 04:56 PM
Bears' Kyle Long: Listed as questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Long (hip) is officially listed as questionable for Monday night's tilt against the Redskins.

Long was limited at practice throughout the week until sitting out Saturday in its entirety. That trend does not bode well for his status Monday, but the Bears may have been just opting to exercise caution. He looks to be a true game-time decision at this point. Ted Larsen would presumably fill in at right guard should Long be unable to go.

February 27, 2019 01:36 AM
Bears' Kyle Long: Agrees to restructured deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 29, 2018 04:48 PM
Bears' Kyle Long: Activated from injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 21, 2018 03:00 PM
Bears' Kyle Long: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 13, 2018 01:08 PM
Bears' Kyle Long: Could return from IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 3, 2018 05:32 PM
Bears' Kyle Long: Lands on injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 31, 2018 08:36 AM
Bears' Kyle Long: Expected out 6 to 8 weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 30, 2018 01:48 PM
Bears' Kyle Long: Placed in walking boot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 29, 2018 02:52 PM
Bears' Kyle Long: Exits game with foot injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 15, 2018 04:16 PM
Bears' Kyle Long: Will play Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 19, 2018 04:40 PM
Bears' Kyle Long: Ready for training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 7, 2018 03:48 PM
Bears' Kyle Long: Expected to be ready for camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 17, 2018 12:32 PM
Bears' Kyle Long: Progressing well during rehabilitation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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Height/Weight:
6-6/332
Birthdate:
12/5/1988
Age:
31
Hometown:
Santa Monica, CA, USA
School:
Oregon
NFL Experience:
8
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