Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 5/9/13
According to Brad Briggs of the Chicago Tribune, due to NFL rules that prohibit Chicago Bears’ 1st round draft pick Kyle Long from organized team activities that start Monday and the mandatory veteran minicamp in June. Long’s class schedule at Oregon, where he played in the fall, and NFL rules indicate that draft picks cannot participate only in the rookie minicamp until his school has completed final exams. This rule has made a huge difference for some rookies in the past, losing a month could cost a player an entire season if they can’t catch up. Briggs writes: ‘Oregon uses a quarter system and final exams run through June 14. Like most teams, the Bears are holding their veteran minicamp June 11-13. In total, the guard will miss 13 practices — 10 OTA sessions and three days of minicamp.’
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