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Bears sign Jake Long’s brother off Steelers practice squad

The Bears drafted guard Kyle Long in the first round of the draft in April, which meant that he joined his brother Chris and his father Howie as NFL players.

Chris is a defensive end for the Rams, where he shares a locker room with left tackle Jake Long. Jake Long is no relation to Howie and his brood, but he now also has a brother playing for the Bears.

The Bears signed tackle Joe Long off of the Steelers practice squad on Wednesday, which means that he is now teammates with his brother’s teammate’s brother. Adding to the fun is the fact that Joe Long started his NFL career when he signed with the Rams (when Jake was in Miami) as an undrafted free agent last year. He wound up on the Steelers practice squad later that year, where, to the best of our knowledge, he played with no members of either Long family.

He also played in no regular season games and doesn’t figure to play much for the Bears outside of an emergency in the next two weeks, which makes this a pretty good place to wrap up this installment of the Long Family Chronicles.

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25 Responses to “Bears sign Jake Long’s brother off Steelers practice squad”
  1. dpaste99 says: Dec 18, 2013 6:35 PM

    This article is too long for my tastes.

  2. Ahmad Daniels says: Dec 18, 2013 6:37 PM


  3. deucedropper says: Dec 18, 2013 6:44 PM

    So you’re saying he took the Long route to the NFL?

  4. justanacehole says: Dec 18, 2013 6:46 PM

    Too Long; didn’t read.

  5. 4greatestvikingever says: Dec 18, 2013 6:50 PM

    That was a Long way to go for a story….

  6. esracerx46 says: Dec 18, 2013 7:07 PM

    Someone had a Long day.

  7. sactogary says: Dec 18, 2013 7:17 PM

    Wouldn’t that be the Long Families’ Chronicles?

  8. larryboodry says: Dec 18, 2013 7:17 PM

    And that’s the Long and the short of it.

  9. beavertonsteve says: Dec 18, 2013 7:17 PM

    I knew he’d end up on the Bears roster all along.

  10. raynman49 says: Dec 18, 2013 7:18 PM

    My head is spinning. I need a beer.

  11. 2difshoe says: Dec 18, 2013 7:52 PM

    Their younger brother Dick, he too is a practice squad player. It wont be long before he is up and in the NFL as a wide receiver.

  12. warhawk137 says: Dec 18, 2013 8:26 PM

    Is anyone else confused right now?

  13. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Dec 18, 2013 8:37 PM

    All the Long’s are wallowing in a quagmire of mediocrity….

  14. phuriousjorge says: Dec 18, 2013 8:48 PM

    My head’s not spinning, I need a beer.

  15. iced107 says: Dec 18, 2013 9:06 PM

    Watch out for them Longers’

  16. thegreatgabbert says: Dec 18, 2013 9:31 PM

    Buy the time anyone figures this out he’ll be long gone.

  17. steelersfanfromtheseventies says: Dec 18, 2013 9:38 PM

    Easy for you to say josh. 🙂

  18. dezno24 says: Dec 18, 2013 9:43 PM

    Now that is a Long shot indeed. Doesn’t seem like he will have much longevity in the NFL though.

  19. charleslee84 says: Dec 18, 2013 9:47 PM

    Cecil Shorts feels left out

  20. paulg44 says: Dec 18, 2013 9:51 PM

    I guess that’s the Long and short of it…

  21. getyourownname says: Dec 18, 2013 9:54 PM

    He wasn’t long for the steelers.

  22. skolvikesskol says: Dec 18, 2013 10:41 PM

    2 Longs don’t make a right.

  23. jhaegs says: Dec 19, 2013 3:45 AM

    Is this a long story?

  24. kahnsbushymustache says: Dec 19, 2013 5:57 AM

    To make a Long story short…

  25. Joemontanaflacco says: Dec 19, 2013 6:52 AM

    Steelers lost their best player.

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