Kyle Long, Bears Agree to New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

September 7, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Days before opening the 2016 regular season, the Chicago Bears signed guard Kyle Long to a new contract. 
The Bears shared an image of Long signing his deal Wednesday after NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that the two sides had agreed on a new deal for four years and $40 million, with $30 million in guaranteed money:  
"Kyle is extremely talented, a great teammate and more than deserving of this contract," general manager Ryan Pace said in a team release. "He is a big piece of the foundation we are building and we only expect him to continue to get better. We are excited to announce this long-term commitment to Kyle."
A first-round draft pick in 2013, Long was entering the fourth year of his contract. The Bears previously exercised the fifth-year option on his rookie deal in April, which was going to pay him $8.8 million in 2017, per Spotrac. 
The Bears have had a lot of problems along the offensive line for years, but Long has ...

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