NFL notebook: Bears activate RG Long

The Chicago Bears activated proper guard Kyle Long from injured reserve, the staff introduced Saturday.

Sidelined for 2 months due to a proper foot damage, Long has practiced absolutely all through the week and can be obtainable 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 anticipate Long to be restricted towards the Vikings.

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 receiving Pro Bowl honors annually. However, he has missed 21 video games to damage in the course of the previous three seasons.

To clear a roster spot for Long, Chicago waived quarterback Tyler Bray.

–Wide receiver Jordy Nelson is anticipated again with the Oakland Raiders subsequent season.

Nelson was amongst three Oakland gamers to obtain 2019 roster bonuses, based on a report by ESPN. Such a transfer is a sign that the staff plans on retaining the participant, Raiders coach Jon Gruden mentioned.

“Normally when you hand out a bonus for next year’s season, there’s a pretty good chance those guys are coming back,” Gruden mentioned, per the San Francisco Chronicle.

The 33-year-old Nelson, who signed a two-year take care of Oakland value $14.2 million after his launch by the Green Bay Packers within the offseason, acquired a bonus of $3.6 million.

Plagued by accidents in the course of the center portion of the season, Nelson hardly regarded like a candidate to be again in Oakland after a five-game stretch by which he had a mixed 5 receptions for 36 yards.

However, in 4 December video games, Nelson has come alive with 29 catches for 308 yards, though he has not reached the top zone since Week 5. For the season, he has 54 catches for 661 yards and three scores.

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