Kyle Long is back in the NFL, making a return to the league in the wake of sitting out the last year. Brother (and former NFL defensive end) Chris Long and Macon Gunter of the “Green Light Podcast” first revealed the news on Long’s get back with Gunter saying Long is “healthy, happy, nasty, and shredded.”
Long admitted last June he didn’t really retire, however was terminated from the Chicago Bears in an social media post. Long reported his decision to “step away” from the game in January, which was a shock to Bears fans and the Chicago zone as the veteran right watchman chose to leave with a year left on his arrangement.
He consented to accept a decrease in salary in 2019 out of an revised deal, however the Bears clarified their goals to proceed onward from him in the wake of placing him on harmed hold in Week 5 of that season. In the wake of playing each snap in Week 4 of the 2019 season, Long was accomplished for the season with a hip physical issue – and his vocation in Chicago.
Try not to depend on Long getting back to the Bears with this return. Since a long time ago said if he somehow happened to get back to the establishment, “it would need to be under a new staff.” The Bears actually have Ryan Pace as the senior supervisor and Matt Nagy as head coach.
“I have supported this staff and the roster in the media since being released,” Long wrote. “Believe in the team and the coaches. But that doesn’t mean I would want to play for them.”
A 2013 first-round pick, Long was perhaps the best gatekeeper in the NFL during his seven seasons with the Bears. A three-time Pro Bowler from 2013 to 2015 (making the Pro Bowl at gatekeeper and tackle), wounds influenced Long from recapturing the dominance early in his career.
Long played in only 29 games from 2016 to 2019, neglecting to play a large portion of a season in three of those years. The injuries Long suffered all through those four seasons incorporated a torn labrum and stressed rear arm muscles, just as foot, lower leg and shoulder torment repeating from the labrum injury endured in 2016.
The 32-year-old ought to have a market in free agency subsequent to requiring a year off. Making an effort on Long in a “low-risk, high-reward” situation would be an insightful move for a Super Bowl contending team or a roster looking for offensive line profundity.