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Bears OL Kyle Long headed to Pro Bowl

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Bears offensive tackle Kyle Long has been named to his third Pro Bowl in as many seasons.

Long was added Thursday as an injury replacement for Eagles tackle Jason Peters.

A first round pick in 2013, Long started all 16 games at right tackle in 2015. Long becomes the first Bears player since Brian Urlacher (2000-02) to be named to the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons and the first Bears offensive lineman to be selected to the Pro Bowl in his first three seasons.

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17 Responses to “Bears OL Kyle Long headed to Pro Bowl”
  1. jojopuppyfish says: Jan 14, 2016 2:42 PM

    I think he’s a better guard.
    I don’t think he deserves to be there as a tackle

  2. Indybear says: Jan 14, 2016 2:42 PM

    Well deserved. Had he stayed at right guard he would have gone anyway. He’s a true Bear. Congrats Kyle!

  3. mitchem85 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:43 PM

    Alternate….. Big deal

  4. The Almighty Cabbage says: Jan 14, 2016 2:45 PM

    Well deserved, imho.

  5. iamkillerfin says: Jan 14, 2016 2:46 PM

    He made the popularity bowl that no one is gonna watch!!! It was much better when all the players were able to play including the Super Bowl participants & extended the NFL season 1 more week now it just sucks!!! BOYCOTT WATCHING IT & MAYBE IT’LL CHANGE BACK

  6. ninjapleazee says: Jan 14, 2016 2:47 PM

    Bear down!

  7. bassplucker says: Jan 14, 2016 2:49 PM

    Good for him. He had his struggles his first year at RT but is still one of the better O-Lineman in the league and by far and away the best Bears O-Lineman as well an established leader. That unit needs some talent upgrades this offseason but he’s a guy no Bears fan needs to worry about.

  8. pearljam2 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:50 PM

    You mean people even care about this game?

  9. vicnocal says: Jan 14, 2016 2:50 PM

    The difference is Urlacher deserved his Pro Bowl nods his first 3 years. Long is not a Pro Bowl level tackle. Guard yeah, tackle no.

  10. jacoby66forhof says: Jan 14, 2016 2:57 PM

    Morgan Moses should of went over Long. The press can keep snoozing on Moses, but not for long. He’s a keeper. HTTR

  11. vdogg says: Jan 14, 2016 3:27 PM

    Not bad for a guy who was labeled a project coming out of college with as little experience as he had starting. Congrats!

  12. thevza says: Jan 14, 2016 3:34 PM

    This speaks more to the lack of quality tackles in the league than to Long deserving a Pro Bowl spot.

  13. jacoby66forhof says: Jan 14, 2016 3:47 PM

    Throw the thumbs down all you want on my Moses comment, but I witnessed Long get abused by career back up Trent Murphy with the Skins when they played this year. Long didn’t impress as a RT, IMO.

  14. themarkus42 says: Jan 14, 2016 4:31 PM

    I love Kyle and he is a terrific guard, but this was undeserved. He played poorly at tackle, particularly in the passing game.

    Here’s hoping that he either grows into his role at tackle or they just move him back to guard.

  15. militantgod says: Jan 14, 2016 5:38 PM

    The Pro Bowl selections at the o-line positions continues to be a joke. Once you’re an established linemen you’re basically grandfathered to make all Pro Bowls as long as you remain halfway decent. Jason Peters was once an elite LT but those days are gone. He doesn’t deserve to make the Pro Bowl anymore and Kyle Long getting in as a tackle us a huge farce. He’s a very good guard and an average, at best, tackle. Anyone who says he’s better than someone like Donald Penn should go crawl under a rock.

  16. voiceofsweetness says: Jan 14, 2016 10:51 PM

    Big Bears fan and LOVE me some Kyle Long but pro bowl RT? Common Man! Pro bowl is a joke now. Kyle is a great teammate and RG . Hope one day is is a great Tackle

  17. iowahbr says: Jan 18, 2016 8:30 AM

    As a Bears fan around play-off time you just need to root for the Marshalls, Peppers, Olsens, Allens, Tillmans, and Riveras still in the hunt.

    Worrying about Kyle Long as a tackle vs. as guard in the Pro Bowl is not close to as much fun.

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