The Chicago Bears activated proper guard Kyle Long from injured reserve, the group introduced Saturday.
Sidelined for 2 months as a result of a proper foot harm, Long has practiced absolutely all through the week and will likely be accessible for Sunday’s regular-season finale towards the Minnesota Vikings.
“He’s had a good week of practice,” Chicago coach Matt Nagy mentioned Friday. “When you’re out that long and you come back, a lot of it is just getting your wind back, your conditioning back and then obviously trying to see exactly how you feel pain-wise and then health-wise as well, but he’s done a good job.”
Long was damage in a 24-10 win over the New York Jets in Week 8. He was carted off the sphere and preliminary estimates had him set to overlook six to eight weeks. Nagy doesn’t count on Long to be restricted towards the Vikings.
“Just talking to him throughout the week, I feel pretty good with him playing most of the game,” mentioned Nagy. “But we’ve got to kind of see if that’s where we’re at and if it is a ‘pitch count.’ I think a lot of that honestly is going to be more so (how he feels during the game).”
A primary-round decide within the 2013 NFL Draft (No. 20 total), Long was an iron man for the Bears in his first three seasons, beginning 47 video games and incomes Pro Bowl honors every year. However, he has missed 21 video games to harm over the previous three seasons.
“I’ve just tried to take whatever’s on my plate every day and do the most I can with it,” Long mentioned of his newest rehabilitation. “Like I’ve said a bunch of times, this training staff has been really great in keeping me as prepared as possible to play physically, and credit to them.”
To clear a roster spot for Long, Chicago waived quarterback Tyler Bray.