Pace spoke about Long in his end of the season press conference, per Yahoo: We think the world of him. Long, the 20th pick in the 2013 draft, has dealt with a series of injuries since his last Pro Bowl appearance, the most serious a right ankle injury at Tampa Bay in November 2016. Some Chicagoans may be sad to hear this. It was appropriate then that Long took to Twitter to announce his retirement. Kyle Long contract and salary cap details, full contract breakdowns, salaries, signing bonus, roster bonus, dead money, and valuations. NFL . The NFL will be without one beloved player next season. Exits are rarely smooth, and things got messy between Long and the organization last fall. By Jeff Kerr. When Long came to Chicago in 2013 (first round, 20th pick overall), he became one of the lone bright spots on the team. Former Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long sparked some serious confusion on Monday. https://sports.yahoo.com/kyle-long-says-retirement-easiest-013308428.html Kyle Long opens up on potential return to NFL, won't be going back to Bears Long explains why he 'didn't retire' last season. He said some might be happy and some might be sad that he steps away but that he felt lucky to be in Chicago. EDGE Analysis. More than two months after placing Kyle Long on injured reserve, Bears general manager Ryan Pace said the team would have to mull a decision on the 2020 option in Long’s contract. It’s unfortunate he’s had a handful of injuries and he’s tried to battle through all of them. There, cooped up in a Los Angeles hotel room, Howie stayed by Kyle’s side as the Bears lineman recovered from simultaneous surgeries to repair his elbow and fix a torn labrum in his shoulder. He played in 47 out of a possible 48 games in his first three seasons. He also had a strained triceps injury. https://nflspinzone.com/2020/01/06/chicago-bears-kyle-long-retires Jan 05, 2020 at 7:10 PM. The writing is on the wall that Kyle Long will likely retire from the Chicago Bears this year. Long shared via social media that the team’s equipment manager, Tony Medlin, allowed Long to take his helmet and shoulder pads. Long’s time with the Bears was coming to an end. They used Ted Larsen and Rashaad Coward. By Brad Biggs. Bears guard Kyle Long announces his retirement and says goodbye to Chicago. I became a man while playing in Chicago.Thank you.”, In a reply to a Bears fan, he wrote: “I was drafted a bear and I decided to retire a bear. Everyone has an opinion on the Chicago Bears’ quarterback competition, including former Bears right guard Kyle Long. According to Over The Cap, the Bears now have over $26 million in cap space with Long’s retirement. Kyle does have an option in his contract that we’ve got to look at. San Francisco added Long, 29, on Thursday, and now word of his retirement is coming down after Sunday’s practice. Everything in the hospital went smoothly. 62 votes, 13 comments. follow February 4, 2021 11:23 pm. Chicago Bears: Kyle Long hints at retirement. Long was then drafted by the Bears in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, and played both guard and offensive tackle. That was a decision we made at the time, and we’ll have to make another decision this offseason with his option.”. After playing in all 16 games in 2015, Long would never play more than 10 games for the rest of his career. “We think the world of him,” Pace said on Tuesday. The three-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman visited Halas Hall on Thursday for the first time since the team placed him on IR after the Week 5 loss to the Raiders in London. Posted on : 02/19/2020. Kyle Long: 'I'm going to retire a Chicago Bear' Share this article 60 shares share tweet text email link Lorin Cox. There, cooped up in a Los Angeles hotel room, Howie stayed by Kyle’s side as the Bears lineman recovered from simultaneous surgeries to repair his elbow and fix a torn labrum in his shoulder. “Special thanks to Phil Emery, Marc Trestman and the rest of that staff for bringing me in,” Long wrote on Twitter. Powered by Minute Media © 2021 All Rights Reserved. The news that many around the Chicago Bears expected came yesterday — offensive lineman Kyle Long announced his retirement. Think GameStop is wild? Even though he was one of the top right guards in the NFL, he moved over to right tackle in his third season and made the Pro Bowl there as well. However, when looking back upon his reason to retire … But I feel bad for all the injuries he’s tried to overcome. In 2017, Long aggravated both his shoulder and his ankle injuries and again had his season cut short. — Kyle Long (@Ky1eLong) January 6, 2020 Long has dealt with injuries for each of the last four seasons. Either way ufeel about it, I want u to know how lucky I am to have spent time in your city. That’ll be one of the many decisions we have to make on him. Some players in professional sports refuse to retire from their respective sports regardless of how they’re performing, but Kyle Long of the Chicago Bears knew it was time for him to hang it up. Some players in professional sports refuse to retire from their respective sports regardless of how they’re performing, but Kyle Long of the Chicago Bears knew it was time for him to hang it up. Kyle Long at peace with Bears, retirement as he roars into life after football. “I remember just following … He served four tours in the Iraq War and was awarded several commendations for acts of heroism and meritorious service in combat. The Bears were 8-8 in his first season and 8-8 in his final season. "I told him I've seen how dominant he was,” Leno said after the Bears’ put Long on IR. Kyle Long says Bears' starting QB in 2021 will be a familiar face. https://nflspinzone.com/2020/01/06/chicago-bears-kyle-long-retires Kyle Long. He did come back and played in the playoff game, however. Share this article 2.1k shares share tweet text email link Bryan Perez. Ryan pace, thank you for keeping me around as well.”. He was a team-first kind of player. In between, they owned a record of 31-49. He was awarded one Silver Star Medal, four Bronze Star Medals with "V" devices, a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and … Long, of course, makes up one-third of a distinguished NFL family, as the son of Hall of Fame defensive end Howie Long and brother of Chicago Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long. Additionally, he made it to the Pro Bowl in each of those three seasons. The injury persisted and the Bears placed him on injured reserve after he played in only four games. September 7, 2016 7:42 pm. He now serves as an NFL analyst. Chicago Tribune |. Kyle Howard Long (born December 5, 1988) is a former American football guard who played in the National Football League (NFL) for seven seasons with the Chicago Bears. Then, around the middle of the season, he suffered a gruesome ankle injury that ended his season. It was the middle of the night when Howie Long realized his son’s career was ending. Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on Chicago Bears and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. Off the field, he entertained many with his Twitter posts, being as aggressive on social media as he was on the field. In fact, he became a liability for an offensive line that ultimately became one of the biggest weaknesses on the team. https://www.chicagobears.com/video/kyle-long-on-his-decision-to-retire Kyle Long on retiring: I wasn't able to hold up my end. That’ll be one of the many decisions we have to make on him. Bear Down When Long was healthy he was one of the top offensive linemen in the league. When replying to a fan on Twitter, he argued that he did not actually retire from the … Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Chicago Public Schools and the teachers union reach a tentative reopening deal ‘at long last’, President Biden can’t fire Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, but weary USPS workers hope he’ll bring change, Armie Hammer’s Hollywood career is in freefall as sex scandal explodes on social media, Watch live: Lightfoot gives update on tentative CPS-CTU agreement, Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 2,060 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases and 48 additional deaths reported Sunday, Late planning, decentralized oversight, a ‘Hunger Games’ sign-up: How Illinois has struggled more than most states rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine, Judge rules Trump hotel in Chicago violated Illinois environmental laws. Citing "getting my body right" as his main priority, Long will step away … He played college football for Florida State University and Saddleback College, before transferring the University of Oregon, switching from defensive end to offensive line at Saddleback. Teammates appreciated Long’s determination and commitment, and in 2018 he was named the team’s recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award. Retirement priorities, you know? Meet Dogecoin, the meme-inspired digital currency that began as a joke and is now worth billions. The Bears had a difficult time replacing Long in 2019. Former Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long opened up about his decision to retire, saying, "I won't wear another jerrsey, and I won't have a helmet on again." Kyle Long saw the same thing Bears fans did during the 2019 season. Kyle Long on his decision to retire Feb 19, 2020 Former NFL offensive lineman Kyle Long joins "NFL Total Access" to talk about his decision to retire, Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and more. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) Long has been a Chicago Bear since they drafted him in the first round in 2013. As one teammate said at the time of the transaction, “I didn’t know Kyle was injured.”. Exits are rarely smooth, and things got messy between Long and the organization last fall. Not many can say that”. Then, this season, Long suffered a hip injury. Everything in the hospital went smoothly. Also, he restructured his contract to free up salary cap space for the team. Back at the hotel, less so. Either way ufeel about it, I want u to know how lucky I am to have spent time in your city. Back at the hotel, less so. He was drafted in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, making the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons with the franchise before injuries started to derail his career a bit. Christopher Scott Kyle (April 8, 1974 – February 2, 2013) was a United States Navy SEAL sniper. Miami Dolphins: 7-Round 2020 mock draft with Tua Tagovailoa declaring, Minnesota Vikings: Early look at Divisional Round matchup with 49ers, Chicago Bears: Offseason already off to a busy start, Bears' Eddie Jackson Agrees to 4-Year, $58M Contract; Highest Paid S in History, Chicago Bears: 5 Cornerbacks to target in 2020 NFL Draft, Chicago Bears: Standout players from Week 17 vs. Vikings. Former NFL offensive lineman Kyle Long joins "NFL Total Access" to talk about his decision to retire, Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and more. The only winning record the Bears had in the Long era was 2018 when they went 12-4. The Bears won’t have to consider that after all as Long, 31, announced Sunday on Twitter that he has retired. His level of play was no longer among the top guards in the NFL. Kyle Long tweeted that he'd consider helping the Bears out in 2020 if he wasn't too preoccupied on an island or racetrack. 117k members in the CHIBears community. Long, the 20th pick in the 2013 draft, thanked the Bears regime from that time and also thanked Pace and owner Virginia McCaskey. Larsen also got injured and wasn’t effective when he came back and Coward didn’t play well enough to be considered an option as a starter. The way Kyle used Twitter to hint at his retirement was a master class in content creation. More than two months after placing Kyle Long on injured reserve, Bears general manager Ryan Pace said the team would have to mull a decision on the 2020 option in Long’s contract. Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long announced his retirement on Twitter on Sunday in a surprise revelation from the seven-year veteran. Seeing him suffer through all the injuries was difficult and now it’s best that he lets his body completely heal and have a long and healthy life post-career. As for Long's on-field ability at his peak, fellow O-lineman Charles Leno Jr. summed it up best. It quickly became clear that Long’s time with the Bears was coming to an end. There were reports on Friday by Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News that the New York Jets were attempting to convince Kyle Long to unretire. It was the middle of the night when Howie Long realized his son’s career was ending. Long had a great start to his career. Kyle does have an option in his contract that we’ve got to look at. Without much winning going on, Bears fans rooted for Long and his aggressive play. The prevailing thought on Long was that the Chicago Bears would part ways with him. CHI (11) Mon 1/6/20 9:02 AM. Chicago Bears right guard Kyle Long announced his retirement on Twitter Sunday in a surprise announcement for the three-time Pro Bowler and seven-year NFL veteran. Sixty pounds lighter and fit sharply into his Hall of Famer father’s suit, the recently retired Kyle Long had an easy grin on Tuesday afternoon. “Thanks to and happy birthday to the young lady named Virginia as well. Long appeared in 77 games (76 starts) in seven seasons. Your privacy is safe with us. Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices. Now Long is set to retire according to ESPN’s Field Yates. Long (hip) announced Sunday via a post on his personal Twitter account that he plans to retire from professional football. Bears guard Kyle Long announced Sunday via Twitter he is retiring as a Bear. “It’s unfortunate he’s had a handful of injuries and he’s tried to battle through all of them. The right guard agreed to a salary reduction last offseason, and part of the renegotiated contract turned 2020 into a club option year in which he would earn $8.1 million. Getty Chicago Bears Guard Kyle Long may retire at the end of the 2019 season. He’s got a future in media should he want it. “Some Chicagoans may be sad to hear this. Long opted to retire following the 2019 season, a year in which he only played in four games due to an injury. The three-time Pro Bowler spoke exclusively with Windy City Gridiron about his involvement in Crown Royal’s #GenerosityHour, among many other topics. He started the 2016 season playing with a torn labrum in his shoulder. 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He missed the Week 4 game against the Minnesota Vikings but came back for the Week 5 game in London against the Oakland Raiders. Some chicagoans are probably happy to hear I’m finally stepping away and getting my body right. He was a pleasure to watch. Column: The NFL says it wants to help marginalized people. The Bears need to free up some salary cap space and without him the Bears save $8.1 million. “Some chicagoans are probably happy to hear I’m finally stepping away and getting my body right,” Long wrote. Then the injuries hit. We'll never pass along your email address to spammers, scammers, or the like. Kyle Long on Twitter: ‘Ready to Get Back’ On Sunday, during the divisional round of games, Long took to Twitter and dropped an eyebrow … I became a man while playing in Chicago.Thank you❤️. But 47 of those starts came in his first three seasons and he missed 34 games over the last four seasons, including 12 this season. 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