Bears hand Pro Bowl guard Kyle Long multi-year extension

Bears guard Kyle Long has reportedly agreed to a four-year $40 million contract extension that includes $30 million guaranteed

The Chicago Bears and Pro Bowl guard Kyle Long have agreed to a four-year, $40 million contract extension, according to an NFL Media report.

Congratulations to Kyle Long, and kudos to the Chicago Bears for taking care of one of their own.

A Pro Bowl player in each of his first three National Football League seasons, Long will receive $40 million in the deal, with $30 million guaranteed.

The Chicago bears were active on Saturday as they had to trim down their roster to 53 players but the team also managed to keep their best offensive player around for at least four more seasons.

In April, the Bears exercised their fifth-year option on Long, who moved back to right guard after a season spent at right tackle. Locking up Long for the foreseeable future sends a message to the others players on the team - you come into work and produce on the field day in and day out, you'll be rewarded with a new contract.

Long has been dealing with a shoulder injury, but he has only missed one game in three seasons.



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