Found April 26, 2013 on Football Nation:
Phil Emery you are now on the clock. Day one of the 2013 NFL Draft is officially in the books. With a draft class that has been dubbed as a toss up between “weak” or “deep” there were sure to be plenty of surprises in the first round. Among the surprises was the Bears first-round selection of Oregon left guard Kyle Long.The son of NFL Hall of Famer Howie Long and younger brother of St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long, Kyle played in just 11 games at Oregon, where he started in only four.Long, who was a 23rd round selection of the Chicago White Sox as a pitching prospect in the 2008 MLB draft, started his collegiate career at Florida State University. He quickly failed out of FSU in 2009 before attending Saddleback College in 2010. He then transferred to Oregon before the 2011 season, where he played on both the offensive and defensive line before switching to just guard this past season with the Ducks.Just as puzzling was the Bears GM Emery’s response on Long as he addressed the...

Bears, Kyle Long agree to deal

The Chicago Bears and first-round draft pick Kyle Long agreed to a four-year contract Friday. The deal includes a fifth-year option. It also puts all the Bears' picks under contract. A 6-foot-6, 313-pound guard from Oregon, Long was taken with the 20th pick as the Bears try to beef up a line that ranked among the worst in recent years and give Jay Cutler the protection he needs...
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