09/11/16 - G Kyle Long will be playing this season for the Bears with a torn labrum in his left shoulder, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Long, who signed a four-year, $40 million contract extension this past week, was questionable for Sunday's season opener at Houston. He tore his labrum last month and was limited in practice this past week
09/07/16 - G Kyle Long signed a four-year extension with the Bears that keeps him under contract through the 2021 season. The extension is worth a reported $40 million with $30 million in guarantees and $23 million fully guaranteed.
Long, a three-time Pro Bowler, has started 47 games (31 at right guard and 16 at right tackle) in three NFL seasons (2013-15) with Chicago. He is one of seven players in Bears history to earn a Pro Bowl nod in each of his first three professional seasons.
09/07/16 - G Kyle Long (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday. Long officially signed his contract extension Wednesday for four more years. He had two years remaining on an existing deal. Long said the shoulder injury had no impact on the talks to finish the deal, which has been reported at four years and $40 million.
09/04/16 - RG Kyle Long signed a contract extension worth a reported $40 million over four years. Long's original contract was set to expire after 2017.
08/29/16 - G Kyle Long (shoulder) remains out and is day to day.
08/25/16 - OT Kyle Long's status for the season-opener remains unclear due to a shoulder issue. The Chicago Tribune, citing unnamed sources, said it is a labrum issue. The Bears are not confirming this. Coach John Fox wouldn't say whether he thought Long would start the opener. "It doesn't really matter what I think," Fox said. "There are medical people involved and when he's cleared, he'll play."
08/21/16 - RG Kyle Long (shoulder) missed practice Saturday and Sunday. Without Long, the Bears moved center Ted Larsen to right guard and allowed Cornelius Edison time at center with the first team.
08/05/16 - RG Kyle Long returned Wednesday after suffering a July 28 calf strain. He participated on a limited basis, then went through his first full practice in pads on Thursday. Long reported no problems.
08/02/16 - RG Kyle Long missed all but one practice and is day to day with a calf injury heading into Wednesday's second week of practices.
06/15/16 - G Kyle Long has inherited the leadership job with the offensive line after veterans Roberto Garza and Matt Slauson left over the course of a two-year period. It's an especially important role since offensive linemen always tend to be among a team's closest knit groups. "Obviously without Matt, we kind of looked around and were like 'who's going to do this?'" Long said.
"And (tackle Charles) Leno was like, 'You got it dude. You can organize the group text.' We've got a great group of guys and we've got a coach that's fired up about football every day and treats us like family. That's all you can ask for.
04/15/16 - OL Kyle Long had his fifth-year option exercised by the Chicago Bears, the team announced Friday. Exercising the option keeps the Pro Bowl guard under contract through 2017. Long has made the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons since being the 20th overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft out of Oregon. He served as the right guard his first two seasons before playing right tackle last season. He is expected to play right guard this season when he is scheduled to make $1.16 million.
12/04/15 - T Kyle Long (neck) went through a full practice after being limited on Wednesday.
12/02/15 - T Kyle Long (neck) practiced on a limited basis as a result of an injury suffered against Green Bay on Thanksgiving.
10/07/15 - T Kyle Long was limited in practice Wednesday due to back and ankle injuries he suffered in Sunday's win. Long no longer is playing with a soft cast on his right hand. He had it on there for an unspecified injury the first three games of the season.
06/17/15 - G Kyle Long remained at tackle again Wednesday at the Bears minicamp, but this time moved over to the left side instead of the right.
Head coach John Fox called it more a case of building depth and versatility into the line at a time when the team can afford this.
"I think it's an injustice to just throw a guy, even as simple as it sounds, left to right, whether you're doing it with a corner or an outside backer or a guard or a tackle -- they need to practice it," Fox said. "This is a good time of the year to kind of get the technique, the sets, and all of the different communication that has to happen with the O-line."
02/21/15 - G Kyle Long could switch to tackle, but no decision has been made. That move would take better advantage of his athletic abilities at a more difficult position to play. The start of a new coaching regime seems like an ideal time to do this.
"He's very athletic and he's very well-rounded," GM Ryan Pace said. "I think he can play multiple positions on the offensive line. Again, that's ongoing, too. That fit, with him. He has that skill set. We haven't gotten that specific with him yet."
12/22/14 - RG Kyle Long had suffered a late-week hip injury that limited him at Friday's practice and was a last-minute scratch for the game. This meant a start for the Michael Ola at right guard for the first time, while Ryan Groy started at left guard. It was the ninth different starting offensive line used by the Bears this season, but they had only two sacks Sunday, two less than Detroit's Matthew Stafford was sacked.
08/05/14 - RG Kyle Long has returned to practice after missing more than a week to start camp with a viral infection.
07/30/14 - OG Kyle Long received clearance to return to practice after a viral infection kept him out of it for five practices. However, he'll be worked back in gradually. Coach Marc Trestman said it would be the weekend before he begins to put on pads.
"He's got to get his legs back underneath him," Trestman said, adding, "So he's missed out, no doubt about it, and we'll to accelerate the process as soon as he gets back in there."
The offense functioned fine while he was away because veteran Eben Britton filled in, but the offensive line depth is largely untested, much as the receiver depth is. The Bears offensive line did not have a starter miss a game last year, and Britton played in the regular-season finale due to an in-game foot injury to right tackle Jordan Mills.
07/26/14 - RG Kyle Long began camp on the non-football illness list, so T-G Eben Britton played with the starters in his place when practices began. Long is suffering from a viral illness and will be re-evaluated early next week after arriving Thursday for the opening of training camp.
07/25/14 - G Kyle Long (viral infection) was declared active/non-football illness by the Bears Thursday (July 25).
12/03/13 - RG Kyle Long suffered an ankle injury in the game and wore a boot cast to stabilize it afterward. However, Trestman said the injury is not serious and shouldn't keep Long from playing Monday night.
11/26/13 - RG Kyle Long was fined $8,000 for his behavior in a near brawl during the Rams game. Long's most serious crime in the incident was kicking at Rams defensive end William Hayes.
11/20/13 - G Kyle Long said it might be confusing for fans Sunday with three Longs on the field: himself, brother Chris and Rams tackle Jake Long.
"I was at a (autograph) signing (Tuesday) and a guy walked up to me and said, ‘Jake, I was very skeptical of the pick but you've had some very good tackles this year.' My head almost exploded out of confusion," Kyle Long said. "He's there getting a ball signed, he's got a Bears jersey, hundreds of dollars on memorabilia and, ‘I'm Kyle, man, I play on the offensive line.' I signed it Kyle but he wouldn't have known either way, I don't think."
09/19/13 - G Kyle Long practiced on a limited basis Wednesday due to a back injury. The fact Long did get on the field indicates the Bears don't expect this is a serious injury, but James Brown would be Long's backup if the problem lingers. Brown started out as a tackle when he came to Chicago as an undrafted rookie last year but was moved to guard and had the spot at the outset of training camp before Long became more familiar. Brown is a little less mobile, definitely better at run blocking at this point than pass blocking.