Bears' Kyle Long, Allen Robinson Making Progress With Offseason Recoveries

Long has undergone surgeries to his neck, shoulder and elbow in recent months.

Chris Emma
May 16, 2018 - 2:22 pm
Bears guard Kyle Long

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By Chris Emma--

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (670 The Score) -- Kyle Long seemed to be in lockstep with his Bears offensive line during organized team activities at Halas Hall on Wednesday, which represented a positive step in his recovery from offseason procedures. 

Since being shut down last December, Long has undergone surgeries to his neck, shoulder and elbow. Coach Matt Nagy is pleased with where Long is at working his way back to the field.

"He's been doing really well," Nagy said after practice Wednesday. "He's just been honing of their job on the offensive line. As soon as we all agree that he's ready to go, he'll be up and going."

Long projects to play right guard for the Bears, who have an offensive line getting settled in with second-round pick James Daniels. The team is cross-training Daniels between left guard and center, part of the plan general manager Ryan Pace detailed during the NFL Draft.

Receiver Allen Robinson, the Bears' top free-agent signing this offseason, is also making progress in his recovery from a torn ACL suffered with the Jaguars during the 2017 season opener. The Bears have expected Robinson to be ready for the regular season. He was present with the team in OTAs but is still working at a slow pace, as the team prefers.

"He's ahead of the game," Nagy said. "He's looking good. We're feeling good about his prognosis as far as getting started. We don't need to rush it.

"He's out here, focused, doing everything we want him to do."

The Bears worked through their second of 10 practices as part of OTAs. Nagy is pleased with how the defense comprised primarily of incumbents is playing at a high speed while encouraged with how a new-look offense is showing growth.

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.